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A Look Back
National Review ^
| March 11, 2005
| Victor Davis Hanson
Posted on 03/11/2005 4:50:42 AM PST by mal
I know that things are going pretty well in America's efforts in the Middle East when Fareed Zakaria, who was a sharp critic over the last two years, now assures us that events are working out in Iraq just about, he tells us, like he saw all along. Joseph Nye intones that at last Bush came around to his very own idea of "soft power," while Jackson Diehl gushes that Bush was sort of right all along to nods of approval even from Daniel Schorr.
Even former Clinton National Security Council member Nancy Soderberg recently lamented to Jon Stewart, "It's scary for Democrats, I have to say." And then she added, "Well, there's still Iran and North Korea, don't forget. There's still hope for the rest of us....There's always hope that this might not work."
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TOPICS: Editorial; News/Current Events
KEYWORDS: 911; vdh; victordavishanson
posted on 03/11/2005 4:50:42 AM PST
"...nods of approval even from Daniel Schorr."
I suppose that is the only way you could tell with NPR's Bolshevik emeritus Mr. Schorr. His speech impediment, lack of spine and left-leaning posture render him completely unintelligible most of the time.
posted on 03/11/2005 5:19:07 AM PST
(Offending all people equally - pursuant to the directives of the CRA of 1964)
Constant requests for more manpower are often ipso facto proof that either strategy or generalship is wanting.
This one's for you, John McCain, Joe Biden, Chuck Hagel and all the rest who think Don Rumsfeld and our military just aren't as smart as YOU. Hah hah. And to our fighting men, thank you again, from the bottom of my heart.
posted on 03/11/2005 5:26:57 AM PST
To: mal; neverdem; Lando Lincoln; quidnunc; .cnI redruM; yonif; SJackson; dennisw; monkeyshine; ...
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posted on 03/11/2005 5:34:05 AM PST
Top Tier: VDH & Steyn...as good as it gets!
posted on 03/11/2005 5:49:44 AM PST
Despite the geopolitical misjudgements of Hagal and McCain they simply cannot be shamed. They cannot be shamed because both are stupid men who suffer from the Lyndon Johnson syndrome; both feel that because they served in the armed forces they are, despite myriad indications to the contrary, capable of serving as commander-in-chief.
posted on 03/11/2005 6:04:23 AM PST
Few militaries now or in the past, without any advanced planning and in less than a month, could pull off an invasion of a country of 26 million, and 8,000 miles away.
(MSG)Isa 13:2 Ive taken charge of my special forces, called up my crack troops. Theyre bursting with pride and passion to carry out my angry judgement.
When all else fails, read the instructions (CCEL > Bibles and Commentaries)
Thanks for the ping.
posted on 03/11/2005 6:29:39 AM PST
("Maine: Last to know; First to go.")
A great read!
posted on 03/11/2005 6:54:22 AM PST
Everytime McCain looks in the mirror he says "Why Yes, I DO look like a president!"
posted on 03/11/2005 6:58:31 AM PST
(DARE to be average!)
posted on 03/11/2005 11:13:46 AM PST
by John Lenin
(My wife made me join a bridge club. I jump off next Tuesday.)
The Middle East is in flux, as the autocracies in Lebanon, Syria, Egypt, and Saudi Arabia reel from the earthquakes in Afghanistan and Iraq. Like it or not, this is not the time for half-measures, but rather the hour for a uniform American policy that promotes democratic reform and thus predicates our aid, weapons, friendship almost everything on the degree to which Middle Eastern societies are free.
-- The money quote.
posted on 03/11/2005 6:42:21 PM PST
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