Leadership is particularly necessary to ensure ready acceptance of the unfamiliar and that which is contrary to tradition.
The President’s speech suggested to me that were we to follow his leadership, we will be in Iraq not for months, but for years. I also hope I am wrong on this.
I am proud of the President’s leadership. I am proud to support him in saying: Yes, we are going to do what is necessary now when it is less painful and less expensive.
You cannot transpose the U.S. system on Turkey, and the Turkish system on France etc. You have to understand the people and their culture. That’s leadership.