September 18, 2004

Wisdom from P.J. O'Rourke

P.J. O'Rourke's take on foreign policy, with his usual wit:
"Americans hate foreign policy. Americans hate foreign policy because Americans hate foreigners. Americans hate foreigners because Americans are foreigners. We all come from foreign lands, even if we came 10,000 years ago on a land bridge across the Bering Strait.

"America is not 'globally conscious' or 'multi-cultural.' Americans didn't come to America to be Limey Poofters, Frog-Eaters, Bucket Heads, Micks, Spicks, Sheenies or Wogs. If we'd wanted foreign entanglements, we would have stayed home."

In addition to acting as a "bad boy," he has quite a bit of insight into things like Bill Clinton's unwisdom. Worth a read.

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