Thursday, May 11, 2006

Using Intelligence

“While normally foreign and military policy is based upon intelligence--that is, the objective assessment of the facts--the process is here [in Vietnam] reversed: a new policy has been decided upon, and intelligence must provide the facts to justify it.”

--Hans J. Morgenthau, 1965

(Quoted in Madeleine Albright, The Might and the Almighty, p. 34)