POLICIES & PRINCIPLES: Damned

The U.S. was soundly pummeled during a meeting of the Institute of Pacific Relations which ended last week in Lucknow, India. The Asiatic members waded in with all the anti-American postwar squawks which are becoming more & more popular in Asia, in part because so many Americans attach undue importance to what other nations think (or say they think) about the U.S.

For instance, many delegates complained that the U.S. had acted in Korea, but had not taken sides in the dispute between India and Pakistan over Kashmir. This was supposed to prove that the U.S. did not really care...