"Unintended Consequences": It's the Sad Saga of the 21st Century American Crusades

Air Cascadia
program date: 
Mon, 07/30/2012

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As Ambassador Ryan Crocker departs Afghanistan, he advises his sucessors and their handlers back ion DC that they had better get ready to do some "cold calculating".  Exactly what that means, Crocker sashays around, finally bowing out diplomatically - I mean, after all - with America's recent past tied to the bumper like a string of tin cans.


¶ Remember the law of unintended consequences.

¶ Recognize the limits of the United States’ actual capabilities.

¶ Understand that getting out of a conflict once you are in can often be dangerous and as destructive for the country as the original conflict.

Crocker warns “You better do some cold calculating, you know, about how do you really think you are going to influence things for the better,”
  • Length: 13:19 minutes (6.09 MB)
  • Format: MP3 Mono 44kHz 64Kbps (CBR)


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