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    a sure sign of much missteps

    Dear all,

    How should I understand the underlined below?

    Thanks in advance.

    Eartha

    The big danger is that America is provoked into bending or breaking its own rules, straining alliances, eroding credibility and—because it will not be able to muzzle WikiLeaks—ultimately seeming impotent. In recent years America has promoted the internet as a menace to foreign censorship. That sounds tinny now. So did its joy of hosting next year’s World Press Freedom Day this week. Chinese and Russian glee at American discomfort are a sure sign of such missteps.

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    Re: a sure sign of much missteps

    Quote Originally Posted by Eartha View Post
    as a menace to foreign censorship. as something that will threaten/put at risk/endanger attempts by foreign governments to restrict freedom of information.

    That sounds tinny hollow/valueless now.

    Chinese and Russian glee at American discomfort are a sure sign of such missteps.I assume that this means 'steps in the wrong direction, misguided policies'.
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