Wednesday, 14 January 2009

"smart power" - Another American phrase:

"war on terror" was a stupid simplistic rallying phrase to demonise the enemy. What is the next one?

What slogans will Barack Obama adopt while in office?

His team is formulating phrases that will define his presidency.

Hillary Clinton, his chief diplomat, came up with "smart power" before the Senate Foreign Relations Committee. The New York Times explained: "It means using all the levers of influence — diplomatic, economic, military, legal, political and cultural — to get what you want."

Describes the current US Foreign Policy of "do as we say" or prepare to be smart bombed into submission by our "Shock and Awe" strategy.

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