July 23, 2009
It’s for Their Own Good

From today’s New York Times:

PHUKET, Thailand — Stiffening the American line against Iran, Secretary of State Hillary Rodham Clinton warned Wednesday that the United States would consider extending a “defense umbrella” over the Middle East if the country continued to defy international demands that it halt work that could lead to nuclear weapons.

Defense umbrella, huh? Way to go, Hillary, about time for a little rebranding. Power for peace, manifest destiny, pénétration paisible, mission civilisatrice, lebensraum, Pax Romana, white man’s burden, etc. (here insert your own favorite euphemism), have all gotten a little old.



Posted by Jerome Doolittle at July 23, 2009 10:05 AM
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Greater Middle Eastern Co-Prosperity Sphere?

Posted by: ohollern on July 23, 2009 3:42 PM

Doug Coe on line one for Hillary Clinton.

Posted by: Mike Goldman on July 23, 2009 8:37 PM
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