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What Are We Incentivizing Exactly?

Posted By James Carafano On October 19, 2009 @ 11:34 am In International | Comments Disabled

It seems that every week the administration tries to find a new excuse [1] cut and run in Afghanistan. This week the line is that without a stable government [2] and a clear winner in the elections sending more troops to the country would be unwise. On the other hand, Secretary Clinton is about ready to roll out a new strategy on the Sudan [3] that calls for greater US engagement with Khartoum –offering the its leaders “incentives” for good behavior [4].

So apparently in the Obama era, US foreign policy means being overly cautious when engaging with fledgling democracies but embracing dictatorships that practice genocide.

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[1] a new excuse: http://www.nytimes.com/2009/10/19/world/asia/19afghan.html?partner=rss&emc=rss

[2] without a stable government: http://www.latimes.com/news/nationworld/world/la-fg-afghan-election19-2009oct19,0,2954953.story

[3] a new strategy on the Sudan: http://www.politico.com/blogs/bensmith/1009/Obama_on_Sudan.html

[4] offering the its leaders “incentives” for good behavior: http://www.google.com/hostednews/ap/article/ALeqM5gc3PiFUIdWVorHUiUvjIkuK0vaeAD9BE78PO0

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