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Macchiavellian interests and no altruism at all

Reader comment on item: Rampaging Islamists
in response to reader comment: The Role of Pragmatism and Altrusim in our Foreign Policy

Submitted by Ianus (Poland), Sep 23, 2012 at 05:20

Edward Cline wrote:

> The U.S.'s "grand strategy" has been one of pragmatism (that is, unprincipled foreign policies that were essentially not in our best interests, but motivated by the poisonous mixture of altruism and pragmatism), coupled with unprincipled compromise on a variety of issues. My comments were made in the context of today's jihad. Yes, the U.S. armed and trained the Mujahideen and their "Arab-Afghan" recruits to fight the Soviets.


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