You know, just when you think you've heard it all...
Barack Obama aide: Why Winnie the Pooh should shape US foreign policy
Winnie the Pooh, Luke Skywalker and British football hooligans could shape the foreign policy of Barack Obama if he becomes US President, according to a key adviser.
Richard Danzig, who served as Navy Secretary under President Clinton and is tipped to become National Security Adviser in an Obama White House, told a major foreign policy conference in Washington that the future of US strategy in the war on terrorism should follow a lesson from the pages of Winnie the Pooh, which can be shortened to: if it is causing you too much pain, try something else.
Mr Danzig told the Centre for New American Security: “Winnie the Pooh seems to me to be a fundamental text on national security.”
Absolutely. We definitely need these guys in office. It's obvious that accomplishing something remarkable and necessary shouldn't require any personal sacrifice, any real pain. On the other hand, I can think of, oh, perhaps an entire generation that might disagree.
*Okay, so I lied.