On the March 27, 2011 edition of Fareed Zakariaâ€™s CNN show, GPS, The Global Public Square, an exchange between Council on Foreign Relations president Richard Haass and Brookings Institution senior fellow Robert Kagan highlighted one of the most prominent ways in which the Beltwayâ€™s foreign policy mavens have ignored the purpose of bringing Americaâ€™s military might to bear in a conflict.Â Kagan, in response to Haassâ€™ concerns about the unknown endgame of Americaâ€™s then-relatively new intervention in Libya, made a truly remarkable statement:
[W]e start wars, whether it's World War I, World War II, the Civil Warâ€”we don't know. . . .
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