U.S. Strategy: Singles and Doubles Instead of Home Runs


The New York Times OP-ED Tuesday, September 3, 2014

Frank Brun: Obama’s Messy Words

Is President Obama projecting “an image of presidential resolve or decisiveness a a time of international turmoil?”

“He’s adopted a strange language of self-effacement, with notes of defeatism, reminding us that ‘America, as the most powerful country on earth, still does not control everything’; that we must be content at times with singles and doubles in lieu of home runs; that not doing stupid stuff is its own accomplishment.”

There is another idiom, a golf one, in the article, that “..it’s par for the historical course, all a matter of perspective and not so cosmically dire.”

Par is an average score on a golf course.




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