What about the South choosing to starve the global cotton market instead of flooding it? Because that was incredibly stupid.
A. (Andrew Bacevich): “US policy was both contradictory and incoherent… worse still, they put that ignorance on display for friend and foe alike to contemplate. The US looked both stupid and untrustworthy.”
Q. (Mark Kukis): “I need cheering up.”
A. (Bacevich): “Well, you’re looking at the wrong guy.”