Crooks but not enemies

“The American Constitution, and here I am quoting Dr Freeman Dyson, is designed to be operated by crooks, just as the British Constitution is designed to be operated by gentlemen…perhaps a colourful exaggeration. But it does underline the American view of politics and government, and also underline the view of politicians.”
Then-DPM Goh Chok Tong accusing the US of “meddling” in Singapore’s politics following the departure of US diplomat E. Mason Hendrickson, Straits Times, June 1, 1988

“US not the enemy, PM Goh tells world.”
PM Goh Chok Tong, Today, June 5, 2004

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