11 May 2004

Legitimacy Can't be Earned at the Point of a Gun
“There has always been a tension in our occupation between control and legitimacy. And the more we’ve sought control, the less legitimacy we’ve had. I think we have erred in general, from the start, much too heavily in the direction of control at the expense of legitimacy, and that has come back to haunt us.” —So says .::Larry Diamond::. senior fellow at the Hoover Institution (right wing think tank)

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