"World leaders are rarely liked, but effective ones are respected. And effective world leaders don't lead with appeasement, don't compromise before the other side has even made an offer and negotiate on behalf of their country, rather than some intangible global consensus. They understand that they represent a country, not a popularity contest. They don't travel abroad to be adored or be greeted with parades and gifts, but to achieve tangible results on specific issues. To do otherwise is not to be a world leader, but a celebrity who happens to have picked up a big title along the way. " Every word is a gem and so true!
posted on 12/27/2010 12:53:32 AM PST
(Weakness is provocative.)
Machiavelli said it is great to be both loved and feared but if you have to choose one, be feared.
posted on 12/28/2010 8:32:18 AM PST
(The Internet is the digital AIDS; adapting and successfully destroying the MSM host.)
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