“The question was, why do I support a strong dollar policy? The answer is because it is our policy,” [US Treasury secretary John] Snow said.
“Our dollar policy remains unchanged because a strong dollar is in both the national and international interest.” He pledged to curb the US massive budget deficit – but said the size of the current account deficit at the moment was evidence of “economic strength”.
He further clarified that ignorance is strength, and freedom is slavery.
(From the BBC.)