Only two brief annotations to this:
- Allison is extremely cool on the Iraq intervention, which he considers A) an enormous distraction from much more critical defense/foreign policy matters; and B) wildly detrimental to our powers of counter-proliferation, as we're now officially the sons-of-bitches who cried wolf. Also, Iraq was way toward the bottom of any short list of likely sources for terrorists to acquire nuclear weapons or materials.
- I do love America. Just imagine sending a political treatise along to Hu Jintao with your best wishes, and see what that gets you. (*)