I was visiting Althouse and came across this comment by a guy bashing Republicans:
They prefer war to diplomacyJust anther instance of the left not getting it.
War is diplomacy by other means - Clauzwitz.
See, it works like this - if you have a carrot and a stick you can accomplish more than if you have a carrot alone.
And if all you have is a carrot and the other guy has a stick you are at a serious disadvantage. Such a situation is referred to as appeasement.
Cross Posted at Classical Values