Monday, October 23, 2006

Quote of the Day

Some critics have said that the United States should have sided with the British and French in the Middle East, that it was fatuous to lean so heavily on the United Nations. If we had taken this advice, where would it have led us? Would we now be, with them, an occupying power in a seething Arab world? If so, I am sure we would regret it.
—Republican Dwight D. Eisenhower, looking back on his decision not to "stay the course" during the Suez Crisis, which erupted 50 years ago this week.
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