"I think she has a traditional way of thinking about America’s role in the world, more Jeffersonian than Teddy Roosevelt — that the shining light of America ought to mean something in the world, be an example and model, but it shouldn’t be a heavy hand to force people to follow our model[.]"
Retired Lt. Gen. Gregory Newbold, on Michele Flournoy, who is on the shortlist of appointments for Secretary of Defense in the Obama administration’s 2nd term cabinet. Flournoy would be the first female U.S. Secretary of Defense if she is appointed. (via letterstomycountry)
From Class Against Class!:
“U.S. imperialism invaded China’s territory of Taiwan and has occupied it for the past nine years. A short while ago it sent its armed forces to invade and occupy Lebanon. The United States has set up hundreds of military bases in many countries all over the world.
“China’s territory of Taiwan, Lebanon and all military bases of the United States on foreign soil are so many nooses round the neck of U.S. imperialism.
“The nooses have been fashioned by the Americans themselves and by nobody else, and it is they themselves who have put these nooses round their own necks, handing the ends of the ropes to the Chinese people, the peoples of the Arab countries and all the peoples of the world who love peace and oppose aggression.
“The longer the U.S. aggressors remain in those places, the tighter the nooses round their necks will become.”
Speech at the Supreme State Conference (September 8, 1958)
Kuusela Hilo of BAYAN USA at the fourth international assembly of the International League of Peoples Struggle (ILPS) in the Philippines, July 2011.