Friday, March 24, 2006
Albright's Foggy View
How could this woman have been Secretary of State? Madeleine Albright is no student of current events, however well-schooled she is in Realpolitik.
Albright opens her particularly myopic editorial in the LA Times with this gem on misdirection:
Three years after the invasion of
Look, I know she’s not alone. She’s got the brightest lights in the Democratic firmament twinkling in the same heavenly choir. If it weren’t for that Puritan George W. Bush, and his even more sinister Puppet Meister Dick Cheney, why those realists down at Foggy Bottom would have straightened out
Their bottoms aren’t the only part of their anatomy that’s foggy.
Do you think I exaggerate? How’s this for a whopper from Ms. Albright:
When Al Qaeda struck the
Come to think on it, UN and EU apologists are making the same claims about a duplicitous
And News Flash to Ms. Albright: Palestinian leaders condemned the 9/11 attacks, while every last Palestinian (with the leaders looking out the window in triumph, no doubt) hit the streets for a week long block party to celebrate.
Why do only “Diplomats” still put any stock in these staged public expressions of condemnation? Have they learned nothing from 9/11, and the duplicitous actions of state sponsors of terror? (Sorry, I know that’s way too rhetorical, but I just couldn’t help it.)
One more odd conclusion from Albright, one that can only be sustained in the rarified atmosphere of the “never right” left:
…the Bush administration should disavow any plan for regime change in
The regime in
Iran’s government is already on thin ice in many respects, I certainly can’t see how they can be described as stronger, greatly strengthened, or likely to strengthen in the areas that are their greatest vulnerability: they are detested by their own people, held responsible for much of the violence in Iraq by Iraqis themselves, and they have maintained a proxy war of terrorism against the US for decades, which now intensifies.
Getting the one man in the world most willing to use force against terrorism more angry at you would seem to be more dangerous than these mad mullahs might suppose. Are they perhaps making the same strategic miscalculation as Saddam back in early 2003?
(Via Real Clear Politics)
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