Monday, August 20, 2007

Hillary Hawk

I start writing columns for the paper again next week, at least one of which will focus on the lack of choice which confronts those who oppose interventionism marching triumphantly on in the White House. On that note, here's the next POTUS:

[Hillary] Clinton said new tactics have brought some success against insurgents, particularly in Iraq's Anbar province.

"It's working. We're just years too late in changing our tactics," she said. "We can't ever let that happen again. We can't be fighting the last war. We have to keep preparing to fight the new war."

God help us all. Here we have the leading democratic presidential candidate admitting that: Bush's "surge" is working; and that she will be ready for the next war--most likely against Iran. If liberals hadn't been so vindicative to those of who tepidly, or even enthusiastically supported Bush before becoming disenchanted with his governance, I would feel a tinge of remorse for those who will also realize betrayal at the hands of their Dear Leader.

And yet, while republicans could claim that Bush professed conservatism, liberals have fewer legs on which to stand. Yes, Hillary will continue to use big government to help the poor--who, as always, will be left behind. But here are words from her own, filthy, reptilian mouth that she will not falter in our war to end all evil. I'll let her reiterate, because were I not a cynical pessimist; were I instead a good-hearted, if wrong-header, democrat, these words would shake me to my core:

We have to keep preparing to fight the new war.

The rise of Hillary will bring no change in the way we go about thrusting our nose into the business of other countries. Neither will our relinquished civil liberties will not be handed back; though the precipitous assault thereon will continue, unabated. Oh wonderful, wonderful democracy!


Anonymous said...

You can find video of Hillary's comment here

A Wiser Man Than I said...

Merci. Her voice only makes it worse.