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September 04, 2013

Crisis Management

A great quote which would be much more persuasive if it weren't swathed in blather about leadership by committee:

In our democracy, we govern either by leadership or crisis. If leaders are willing to take the risks associated with leadership, it’s at least possible to avoid crisis. But if leadership is not there, then we will inevitably govern by crisis. Today, unfortunately, we are governing by crisis after crisis after crisis. The country can do that, but at a price: U.S. citizens will lose trust in our system of governing, and the world will view the United States as less able to back its word with power.

Posted by Cassandra at September 4, 2013 07:26 AM

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Believe Leon Panetta deserves to have that quote attributed to him.
After reading that article, again, am forced to wonder whether he even realizes the irony of his intended criticism of Congress . . . the fundamental lack of leadership by his POTUS.

Best Regards,

Posted by: CAPT Mike at September 4, 2013 08:07 PM