A statesman leads. A statesman does not bow to the screeching and wailing that often passes for opposition. The statesman follows the path blazed by John Adams, who said “Always stand on principle, even if you stand alone,” and by Congressman David Crockett, who lived by one rule: “Be sure you are right and then go ahead.”
Today we see the person who opposed all confrontation and campaigned on that principle, advocating force when national security and national interest have no relevance. The only relevance is him believing he must save face. It is not only this Marxist/Progressive who has no principle, but we see other Marxist/Progressives adamantly supporting force of the imperialist where they never have before, even when national security or interest was threatened. We also see other politicians who have never opposed the use of force, now opposing it for what appears to be political purposes.
What becomes so clear once again; a true statesman comes along once in a generation, if we are lucky. The last true statesman happened to be Ronald Reagan. He always stood on principle, and many times alone. The statesman prior to Ronald Reagan would have been Abraham Lincoln, a man of principle, and one who stood alone many times.