I think that she was announcing, or rather acknowledging, the demotion of moral analysis, of high principle, in the articulation of foreign policy by the Obama administration. It appears to be the view of many Democrats that talk about evil is itself evil; that what got us into all our crises abroad was an inordinate infatuation with our values; that there is a correlation between idealism and incompetence.
Friday, May 8, 2009
See No More Evil
When the Secretary of State says that ideology in foreign policy is "so yesterday," here's what Leon Wieseltier thinks she means: