The left hasn’t learned a damned thing from 9/11

Posted: February 19, 2006 in National, Politics

No matter how badly the Bush administration is handling its various situations, the American left not only doesn’t understand what is going on, but because of that, they have no clue as to what they should or could be doing differently. In fact, what they SHOULD be saying is to urge the Bush administration to follow its basic Conservative Principles…which, of course, they cannot say because they are the American Left, and bound to follow the failing policies of the American Left.

SO…what is a person to do? Follow a Conervative President who isn’t being Conservative, only because the alternative is worse? Is there a better alternative? We NEED a Conservative party!

The Right Wing Nuthouse:,

Every once and a while over the last few years, I have come very close to saying to hell with it and tossing George Bush and the Republicans over the side. That’s when the left comes to Bush’s rescue and proves all over again why even allowing them to get a whiff of regaining power is extremely hazardous to the collective health of the west not to mention the personal safety and well-being of hundreds of millions of people.

Just when I thought I was out, they pull me back in.

The problem with liberals isn’t only Bush Derangement Syndrome. If that were the case, they would be easy to dismiss. The ragamuffins who mindlessly mouth their hatred of all things Bush and the intellectual dilettantes who enable them have become caricatures, cardboard cutouts of a political opposition. They are as relevant to the political debate in America as a flight of quacking ducks.

The real problem with serious leftist critiques of the Administration is that they actually get some things right – but start from the cockeyed premise that America’s response to 9/11 has made things worse.I sympathize with some of these critiques on a couple of levels. The choices made by the Bush Administration have indeed sharpened sectarian tensions between Shias and Sunnis in the Middle East, provided fodder for radical Islamists to preach their vision of Holy War against the “Crusaders,” given Iran an opening to acquire influence in the region, and threatened the stability of the corrupt, autocratic regimes who are sitting on top of about 20% of the world’s oil.

All this may be true to one degree or another. The problem with these critiques is that they fail utterly and completely to address in any sane or rational way what else could have been done in response to 9/11.

 

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