April 29, 2011
Obama may be moving toward something resembling a doctrine. One of his advisers described the president's actions in Libya as 'leading from behind.' ~ Ryan Lizza, the New Yorker, May 2 issue
In an op-ed yesterday, Charles Krauthammer wrote: "To be precise, leading from behind is a style, not a doctrine.
Potatoe--potahto, tomatoe--tomahto (doctrine--style), frankly, it's all means the same to me. However, the one thing we can agree on is that "leading from behind" is just another way of saying horse's ass.
[Posted by R.S.]
"Let me be very clear: The policy of strategic patience has ended. ... All options are on the table. If they elevate the threat of their weapons program to a level we believe requires action, that option is on the table."
~ Secretary of State Rex Tillerson, at a news conference in Seoul on Friday with his South Korean counterpart, Foreign Minister Yun Byung-se (more here).