Do Americans have an accurate impression of the way they are viewed in the world?
I think most Americans understand that we went through a period in which American leadership was judged quite critically internationally. And I think most Americans are aware that by almost any objective measure, the U.S. is viewed more favorably today than it was three, four years ago.
You've said your greatest regret was not pushing hard enough for the U.S. to intercede in Rwanda in 1994. Is that influencing your current thinking on Syria?
I was a junior staffer on the National Security Council. At that...