No wonder our capacities in nation-building and strategic communications have withered — their practitioners are second-class citizens behind traditional foreign service officers.Have we ever had ANY capacity (let alone business) in nation-building??? But wait! There's more:
If we expand [USAID's] ranks, it could become our lead nation-building agency, sort of a global FEMA, marshaling the kind of resources that have been lacking in Iraq and Afghanistan.Exporting FEMA? Doesn't the world hate us enough already?