James Baker and Lee Hamilton | statesmen

Carving a path to consensus.


The report made it hard for the war's firmest backers to argue for staying the course.

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He had to manage his side just like I had to manage my side and work toward bringing those 10 very strong personalities and intellects together. Yet we came up with a report that everyone was willing to sign off on.

My definition of leadership has always been that it is not some exalted principle reserved only for those in high authority. My view is that leadership is nothing more than simply knowing what to do and then doing it. And that personifies Lee Hamilton.