I guess that experiment was a failure

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I guess that experiment was a failure

Back dur­ing the Bush years we used to occa­sion­ally hear that once democ­rats were in charge again they would look at national secu­rity seriously:

If Pres­i­den­tial Can­di­date Clin­ton some­times dis­plays a com­mend­able matu­rity towards the war in Iraq and National Secu­rity, com­pared to her fel­low party-​members, per­haps it derives from her more cer­tain con­fi­dence of what the for­mer Clin­ton White House thought abut the risk of Sad­dam seek­ing to advance his WMD pro­grams and capabilities.

All of which makes the rhetor­i­cal dis­hon­esty of Demo­c­ra­tic war oppo­nents (espe­cially those nou­veau) all the more reprehensible.

Expect much more nuanced, even handed treat­ments of the past, now that Democ­rats seek to take over the Exec­u­tive, redis­cover the need to pre­serve and pro­tect National Secu­rity and the National Inter­est, and seek to nur­ture a more grown-​up view of the best inten­tions of their one-​time (polit­i­cal) enemies.

I even recall some say­ing we needed to elect democ­rats since it was the only way to get them to stop try­ing to make us lose in Iraq and Afghanistan as it would be on them (can’t find the link to save my life). There were more than a few peo­ple who believed in that line.

Joe Lieber­man wasn’t one of them:

A great Demo­c­ra­tic sec­re­tary of state, Dean Ache­son, once warned ‘no peo­ple in his­tory have ever sur­vived, who thought they could pro­tect their free­dom by mak­ing them­selves inof­fen­sive to their ene­mies.’ This is a les­son that today’s Demo­c­ra­tic Party lead­ers need to relearn.

almost a decade later with Isis on the rise, Iran oper­at­ing in Iraq and the rest of the world burn­ing and the White House now fac­ing the image of a man they traded 5 ter­ror­ist for being tried for deser­tion I have this to say:

The exper­i­ment of putting lib­er­als in charge of National defence has been a total failure.

If we do it again in 2016 we’ll not only be defeated, but we’ll deserve defeat.

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Back during the Bush years we used to occasionally hear that once democrats were in charge again they would look at national security seriously:

If Presidential Candidate Clinton sometimes displays a commendable maturity towards the war in Iraq and National Security, compared to her fellow party-members, perhaps it derives from her more certain confidence of what the former Clinton White House thought abut the risk of Saddam seeking to advance his WMD programs and capabilities.

All of which makes the rhetorical dishonesty of Democratic war opponents (especially those nouveau) all the more reprehensible.

Expect much more nuanced, even handed treatments of the past, now that Democrats seek to take over the Executive, rediscover the need to preserve and protect National Security and the National Interest, and seek to nurture a more grown-up view of the best intentions of their one-time (political) enemies.

I even recall some saying we needed to elect democrats since it was the only way to get them to stop trying to make us  lose in Iraq and Afghanistan as it would be on them (can’t find the link to save my life).  There were more than a few people who believed in that line.

Joe Lieberman wasn’t one of them:

A great Democratic secretary of state, Dean Acheson, once warned ‘no people in history have ever survived, who thought they could protect their freedom by making themselves inoffensive to their enemies.’ This is a lesson that today’s Democratic Party leaders need to relearn.

almost a decade later with Isis on the rise, Iran operating in Iraq and the rest of the world burning and the White House now facing the image of a man they traded 5 terrorist for being tried for desertion I have this to say:

The experiment of putting liberals in charge of National defence has been a total failure.

If we do it again in 2016 we’ll not only be defeated, but we’ll deserve defeat.

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