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Friday, February 16, 2007

Goldberg's onto something here

Jonah writes this today, which strikes me as more or less accurate. I just didn't want to be the first to say it:

... that’s the problem: Only a handful of people on the Left — and far too few liberals — see radical Islamists as a bigger threat than George W. Bush. Which is why if you really think that we are in an existential conflict with a deadly enemy, there’s a good case for the Democrats to take the reins. Not because Democrats are better, wiser or more responsible about foreign policy. That’s a case for Democrats to make about themselves and certainly not one many on the right believe. No, the argument, felt in places we don’t talk about at cocktail parties (vide A Few Good Men), is that the Democrats have been such irresponsible backseat drivers that they have to be forced to take the wheel to grasp how treacherous the road ahead is.

The current spectacle in Congress has made it clear that the Democrats don’t believe that the war in Iraq is America’s war. They think it’s Bush’s vanity project turned albatross, but they won’t take responsibility for their convictions. They fawned on Gen. David Petraeus like schoolgirls, confirming him as commander of U.S. forces in Iraq almost instantly, but they denounce the escalation he helped design and is tasked with implementing. And on the floor of the House this week, they bared their teeth to Bush while bragging about how their resolution is toothless.

It pains me to put it like this, but here goes anyway. It's way past time that the Bush hatin' half of America as well as the newly liberated Iraqis stepped up to the plate. Because not to put too fine a point on it, I've done my bit for the future of Western Civ and now my back muscles are beginning to hurt from carrying them. Let's just say it's enough to make a neocon like me feel a bit... cranky.

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