The Nuclear Age is No Time for BushCo. Diplomacy
It's been a standard right wing line (for I don't remember how long) that diplomacy is for sissies. Real men (and a few women like Margaret Thatcher) talk tough and act tougher on the international stage. It's why John McCain gets applause lines from the faithful when he says he knows how to win wars, and he's willing to start more of them at the drop of the hat. It's why he acted like a school yard punk when Russia invaded Georgia even though he knew there was nothing we could do to stop Putin short of a nuclear war.
The trouble is that ignoring diplomacy isn't just petty or stupid in today's world, it's downright dangerous, especially when it comes to protecting our national security. You want proof, my little Christian Warriors? Well, here is all the proof you need. Our failure to keep good relations with Russia is threatening the destruction of nuclear weapons which could fall into the hands of --say the word now -- terrorists: