US Leadership Must Be Willing to Do What is Necessary
As the recent events in Iraq demonstrate, US leadership does not always come from an abundance of knowledge and understanding but rather from an unwillingness to acknowledge or accept that it has a limited amount of knowledge and understanding. In fact, many American leaders today would prefer that their leadership is kept at the level of theoretical conversation rather than engaging in a more practical discussion about the real world.
The latest example is the war in Iraq. Many American leaders are now calling for an end to the war rather than focusing on the goals that are necessary to win such a war. They have also been willing to engage in a dialogue with our enemies, even though it is obvious that they don’t really want to discuss the issues or look for compromises, rather they are unwilling to admit that the war is actually a war.
Unfortunately, those in the United States who support such a war do so under the belief that they are doing the right thing to save the world from nuclear war. This type of thinking and rhetoric is very reminiscent of what Hitler did during the time of World War II. In that war he would call for an end to a war he believed was losing him millions of lives. It was as if he believed that he could win the war even though the enemy was still there.
Unfortunately, the world is not going to go into war or go anywhere near the type of military actions that Hitler had during World War II, and the US leadership will continue to be led by theoretical thinking. Such leaders are not willing to take risks and will not do anything that is not in the best interests of the US. Unfortunately, they may also believe that the world will stop at nuclear war if we don’t stop the war now.
Unfortunately, many of those leaders in the United States are acting as if they are experts on how to win wars and not those who are fighting the war. This approach is very unproductive. In fact, it is very uninspiring to many in the leadership who do not understand that the best way to achieve victory is through the utilization of force, rather than through diplomacy, negotiation and peace negotiations.
Leadership has become an art form and the best leaders recognize that they must use different techniques for different types of situations. Unfortunately, too many leaders have fallen into the mentality of being all things to all people.
This type of attitude does nothing but cause us problems and is very detrimental to the future of the United States. States of America.
Leaders must realize that when the world is in danger that the best course of action to take is to put aside the theoretical thinking and get to work. Leadership must focus on the reality of the world around them and not allow themselves to become trapped within the academic bubbles that they live in and the limitations that they allow themselves.
Leadership needs to focus on the present and not the past. Leaders need to realize that their decisions now can either benefit the people in power now or they can destroy them or the nations and economies of the world.
The United States needs a leader who is willing to act like a world class chess player.
A world class chess player understands that the only way to win a game is to play to your advantage. Leaders must be willing to do what is necessary to help our allies and work with our enemies.
Leaders need to use different tools. They may use diplomacy, economic pressure, propaganda, intelligence, trade agreements, and force all in order to achieve their goals.
Leaders must use different tools. They may use diplomacy, economic pressure, propaganda, intelligence, trade agreements, and force all in order to achieve their goals.