Non veni pacem mittere, sed gladium.
Well put. Strong leadership from one of our best allies.
It was a pretty good retort, wasn't it?
It's a pity that we don't have anything like Parliamentary Question Time in our Congress. In the UK and Australia, members of Parliament have to deal with questions from the opposition that are (of course!) designed to ruffle their feathers and pull the ground out from underneath them. Members learn to handle these difficult questions on their feet, and some get so good at turning the question back on the questioner that they don't often get picked on!It's a form of trial-by-combat that I'd like to see more of here; but we have a more "collegiate" system, i.e. a Uniparty where all the hogs feed from the same trough, and don't want to upset the farmers paying for the feed.