Our enemies don’t care if we feel bad (“insofar as psychologically possible, empathize with their perspective and point of view”)

At the same time, former Secretary of State Hillary Clinton has been caught on tape saying that “smart power” means understanding, and even empathizing with those who wish to murder us.

Smart power means “showing respect, even for one’s enemies; trying to understand and, insofar as psychologically possible, empathize with their perspective and point of view.”

Here’s the truth: There is evil in this world, and no amount of self-flagellation over interrogation techniques or empathy with monsters will change that fact.