Ancient wisdom, via Michael Corleone

Last night Paul commented here on Mike Huckabee’s deep thoughts on foreign policy as spelled out in the new issue of Foreign Affairs. When Huckabee addresses Iran, he invokes classic authority:

Sun-tzu’s ancient wisdom is relevant today: “Keep your friends close and your enemies closer.”

At Junkyard Blog, See-Dubya traces the saying, not to Sun Tzu, but rather to The Godfather. See-Dubya advises Huckabee, when trying to impress the swells:

Do a little fact checking.
After all, as de Tocqueville said, This is the business we have chosen. Or was that the Federalist Papers?

I think it’s the Federalist Papers that advises aspiring presidential candidates not to make fools of themselves.
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