Friday, December 08, 2006

RIP Jeane Kirkpatrick

Vietnam presumably taught us that the United States could not serve as the world's policeman; it should also have taught us the dangers of trying to be the world's midwife to democracy when the birth is scheduled to take place under conditions of guerrilla war.

-- Jeane Kirkpatrick (November 19, 1926 - December 7, 2006), U.S. public official. "Dictatorship and Double Standards, Commentary" (New York, Nov. 1979).

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