February 05, 2008

Rush Limbaugh Speaks Heresy

That sound you hear is the sound of Dittoheads exploding across the land:

[Limbaugh] said America's direction in Iraq would not be substantially different even if Mrs. Clinton or Mr. Obama were elected. "They are not going to surrender the country to Islamic radicalism or the war in Iraq," Mr. Limbaugh said after mentioning the two Democratic senators by name. "They are not going to do that to themselves, despite what their base says."

"The idea that we've only got one person in this whole roster of candidates, either party, who is willing to take on the war on terror is frankly, absurd," Mr. Limbaugh said.

I love Rush, but let's think about this. We may not know exactly what to expect from Obama, but we know exactly what to expect from the Clintons. A return of the Clintons means a return of a Clinton-style foreign policy team, which means the return of people like Madeleine Albright, Sandy Berger, George Tenet, Richard Clarke and William Cohen. It will mean a foreign policy based on a bunch of fuzzy-headed and ill-defined notions of moral duty (e.g. Bosnia, Somalia) rather than our true long-term national interest. Ironically, it will also mean a foreign policy that is powerless, despite all the high-sounding rhetoric, to stop a horrendous genocide, as we saw in Rwanda. It will mean a foreign policy in which we don't do anything without begging the United Nations for permission first (e.g., Bosnia). It will mean a foreign policy in which we spend years and years negotiating with tinpot dictators (e.g., North Korea) over WMDs, without any progress. Finally, it will mean a foreign policy in which we cozy up to our worst enemies (e.g., China) so long as there's a buck to be made off it.

Those are all abstract concepts, but if you want to focus on something concrete, think about this: if we elect a Democrat this November, we will almost certainly see Pakistan (and its nuclear weapons) fall to the Islamists within the next ten years.

If you're somehow confused about whether there's a difference between having a Democrat or a Republican in the White House, just spend a little time thinking about all of that.

By Ragnar Danneskjold, Typical Bitter Gun-Clinger at 12:56 PM | Comments |