Leaders are responsible not for running public opinion polls but for the consequences of their actions.
Henry A. Kissinger
Any fact that needs to be disclosed should be put out now or as quickly as possible, because otherwise the bleeding will not end.
There is obviously a gap between the public's perception of the role of U.S. foreign policy and the elite's perception.
There cannot be a crisis next week. My schedule is already full.
The tragedy of America is that it entered all the wars with a consensus in favor of them, but within a defined period, the legitimacy of the war became a major domestic issue, with some people arguing that withdrawal was the only legitimate objective.
Blessed are the people whose leaders can look destiny in the eye without flinching but also without attempting to play God.