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Is there any western leader today who talks like Shamir?

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Submitted by Shishir (India), Jul 11, 2012 at 03:11

Even if one is not familiar with the impressive, hardboiled biography of Shamir, one can estimate the toughness of his character from his direct,terse and unambiguous responses.He talks in terms of victory and defeat, respect and contempt,survival and disaster,expansion and boundaries

OTOH, today even so called right wing leaders speak of nation building,winning hearts and minds,winning the peace,mulit culturalism and other feel good gobbledygook.Its not entirely their fault ,while Yitzhak , Sharon(until he capitulated at the end),Begin, Reagan and Thatcher were forged in the furnace of WWII and wars of national defence and liberation, Bush 43, Netyanyahu et al despite their fancy degrees from Yale,MIT and Harvard Business School are essentially soft headed children of the 60s . I suppose we must play the cards we are dealt..its going to be a loooong century..

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