Sunday, October 11, 2009

Wrong-Way McCain

Frank Rich's column in NYT worth a read in full this morning. Shorter version: All the people who were declaring Afghanistan a great success story three years ago, now claim it's a failure and that Obama must escalate.

And yes, he's looking at you John McCain.
Along with his tribunes in Congress and the punditocracy, Wrong-Way McCain still presumes to give America its marching orders. With his Senate brethren in the Three Amigos, Joe Lieberman and Lindsey Graham, he took to The Wall Street Journal's op-ed page to assert that "we have no choice" but to go all-in on Afghanistan -- rightly or wrongly, presumably -- just as we had in Iraq. Why? "The U.S. walked away from Afghanistan once before, following the Soviet collapse," they wrote. "The result was 9/11. We must not make that mistake again."

This shameless argument assumes -- perhaps correctly -- that no one in this country remembers anything.
Which I suppose explains why McCain is on my teevee seemingly every single day.

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Blogger Capt. Fogg said...

But they really don't remember anything. I just finished with a fellow who insists Reagan brought on a "Huge" economic expansion. It appeared more like double digit unemployment and recession to me, but then, I'm a liberal.

1:25:00 PM  
Blogger Libby Spencer said...

It's astounding really how these people will parrot anything they hear on Faux without bothering to check and see if it's true.

3:11:00 PM  

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