"We must be ready to dare all for our country. For history does not long entrust the care of freedom to the weak or the timid. We must acquire proficiency in defense and display stamina in purpose." - President Eisenhower, First Inaugural Address
That old saw about "to understand all is to forgive all" is a lot of tripe. Some things, the more you understand the more you loathe them.
Tripe is not quite the characterization of "tout comprendre c’est tout pardonner" that American defense attorneys exploit for leniency in heineous criminal trials.
In amplification of my earlier, our Department of State has adopted the "tripe" attitude, a;so according to former Seretary Hillary Clinton at Georgetown University: “Showing respect even for one’s enemies. Trying to understand, in so far as psychologically possible, empathize with their perspective and point of view. Helping to define the problems, determine the solutions. That is what we believe in the 21st century will change—change the prospects for peace.”Why are some of us not surprised?
"That is what we believe in the 21st century will change—change the prospects for peace.”That statement does not even necessarily conclude that this prophesied change in the prospects for peace will inevitably be positive vis-a-vis the U.S.She's either being sloppy in her thinking & speech, or deliberately ambiguous. Tripe, indeed.