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•, by Eric Margolis
  True enough. But diplomacy is also the fine art of getting one’s way without war, and convincing people that it’s in their interest to do what you want them to do.

I have high regard for the arts of diplomacy. They are a hallmark of civilized behavior. Four decades ago, I almost joined the US diplomatic service but decided against it, fearing my big mouth would land me in hot water.

As an almost diplomat and veteran foreign affairs commentator, I’ve been watching Republicans go after the Obama administration’s UN ambassador, Susan Rice. They are trying to somehow pin the death of the US ambassador to Libya last September on Rice, who had originally claimed the attack that killed him was caused by mob violence over an anti-Muslim hate video rather than a “terrorist” attack.

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Comment by Ed Price
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First the terrorists attack us in 9/11. Then they use that as an excuse to attack Iraq, Afghanistan, Pakistan (drones), and soon, Iran.

Comment by Alan Gaudette
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The premise of this article would indicate that Obama has been passing around his copy of the Koran.

Comment by Ed Price
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Yeh, sure. Aren't all the modern-day wars diplomatic wars? The closest thing we have to a non-diplomatic war is a terrorist attack.

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