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it is persistently on the side of the perpetuation of American Empire

Well, that's true, but someone has to do it - I suppose. As they say, paraphrasing Lord Palmerston, nations have no permanent friends and no permanent enemies only permanent interests."

On the other hand, there are some virtuous activities carried out by American diplomats that are usually overshadowed or given short shrift, perhaps owing to the time spent on bashing others with that stick.

I can swear there ain't no heaven but I pray there ain't no hell. _ Blood Sweat & Tears

by Gringo (stargazing camel at aoldotcom) on Mon Dec 13th, 2010 at 10:11:37 PM EST
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