Yah, ol' Ralphie is a closet (?) socialist.
Dunno much about him. He appears to come from a secular humanist, multiculturalist perspective from the few snippets I read of his comments. So of course we're not better at anything. I kind of agree with him that too much hyperbole regarding our tactical victories in Iraq is nauseating. If he can't take that a step further and see that there's a larger strategy at work, then I think he's just another tie-died sandal wearer who should be surfing in Santa Cruz instead of ribbing conservative pundits. Then again, Schweikart seems the serious type, perhaps akin to VDH only with less experience. So some ribbing comes with the territory.