Voice of the White House
April 15, 2017
Washington, D.C.: Diplomacy is the art of negotiating and force its antithesis. America has never practiced the former and always resorted to the latter. This is clearly evident in the overreaction to an alleged Syrian gas attack in one quarter of the globe and a hysterical nuclear threat by North Koreans in another. Instead of investigation and negotiation, the American answer is a show of violent force. While this might, in the short run, prove to be a success, short term expediency always fails in the long run. Advocating a diplomatic solution to a problem is not acceptable to an American government that has always ruled, or attempted to rule, by military and economic force. But the advocates of such a system ought to realize that a force in one direction always results in an equal force in the other.