There is an interesting post in Cato about Rudy Giuliani’s dense understanding of America’s image problem abroad.
GIULIANI: We’ve got to have a State Department that understands that we have a reputation that needs to be defended and respected… We don’t want to force things on anyone in the world–we’d like to share it with them. That’s what diplomacy is about, it’s about sharing who we are with others and getting them to understand us better, and to understand our motives, because we don’t have bad motives…
Oddly, his foreign policy team is an assembly of some of the most infamous zealots of our time.
First, Giuliani assembled a world class cadre of extremists to staff his foreign policy team, including David “End to Evil” Frum, Norman “I Hope and Pray that President Bush Will Bomb Iran” Podhoretz, Michael “The Case for Assassinating Foreign Leaders” Rubin, and a host of others.
Irancove @ November 27, 2007