With Harold Ford Jr.

do we need to do as a country to regain that support?
In the short term, we have to involve the world more in our efforts in Iraq, Afghanistan, and the Middle East. If it is viewed as an American-led effort to democratize or modernize that region, it will be rejected. Long-term, we will have to come to understand the world better. The thing that culturally strikes me most is that we don’t speak their language, but many of them speak ours. So we’re at an immediate disadvantage in just understanding their culture and language.

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