Tuesday, May 29, 2007


Found this over at the National Review Online. Just not sure if this guy, Victor Davis Hanson, is serious or unhinged.

"Democrats on Iraq: They were worried about seeming soft on national security, so-after the unforeseen success in Afghanistan-by October 2002 tried to outdo the administration in rattling the sabers on Iraq—and then sometime around mid-2004 thought the whole democratization thing over there wasn't worth the unexpected costs: our three-week war, your four-year occupation ... that the Democratic amnesia about their past support for the war is pathetic."

That's right, it was the Democrats who coined the term "Axis of Evil" and it was Democrats who talked about yellow cake uranium and it was Democrats who talked of a mushroom cloud over America. Oh wait, no, that was the administration.

The inference that it was Democratic saber rattling that enabled this war is warped and totally unmatched by the facts. But it is unsurprising that the very cheerleaders for this abomination are now looking to blame others. Memo to Hanson - this was a war of choice by George W. Bush and his cronies (like the folks at NRO). You guys messed it up and any attempt to slag some blame off on others (like it was Democratic saber rattling that ratcheted up this war) is completely ridiculous. YOU WERE WRONG. Man up, accept the blame, and move on.

As for Democratic amnesia, apparently, Mr. Hanson missed the whole rigmarole about Edwards and Clinton apologizing for their vote on the war. The Democrats are the only ones acknowledging their mistakes on the war. It's the GOP (and the enablers over at the NRO) that seem to forget their culpability over this war. Again I say, man up, accept the blame, and lets move on.


At 9:35 PM, Blogger Paddy said...

Serious AND unhinged, and delusional, stoopid etc...

At 8:29 AM, Anonymous Anonymous said...

Hanson is supposed to be some sort of historian. Revisionist, from the sounds of it.


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