It had been issued in 2007, when Hagel was contemplating a Republican presidential run.
By that classic, and noncontroversial, definition, what the Obama administration is contemplating in Syria is absolutely war.
And believe it or not, now that they are triumphant, the administration is contemplating arming them anyway.
Ahead of the meeting this week, Obama had been contemplating a new approach.
We in the West have gotten fat, dumb, and happy when contemplating a relatively stable nuclear Southern Asia over the past decade.
But he had no time to waste, pulling props or contemplating ruin.
But no one for a moment could overlook the man in contemplating his dress.
He used to spend many hours in contemplating these masterpieces.
It is in contemplating man at a distance that we become benevolent.
Louis stood opposite to him, contemplating with interest and expectation, the further developement of this friend of his father.