I’m not supposed to post anything until 11 am, but I’m going to cheat just a little with this quip from Hagel’s speech addressing President Bush’s careless talk about a new world war:
Loose talk of World War III, intimidation, threats, bellicose speeches only heighten the dangers we face in the world. Without offering solutions and building international alliances we only strengthen the hand of those who prey upon and play to a confused, frightened and disorganized world.
I hope that presidential hopefuls in both parties take some notes on what Hagel has to say.
— Steve Clemons