Tuesday, September 28, 2004

Flirting With Disaster - The vile spectacle of Democrats rooting for bad news in Iraq and Afghanistan. Christopher Hitchens here on the Kerry campaign and the depths the Dems are sinking in alleging an "October Surprise" where Osama is brought out of his hiding place for a Bush press conference. The left would actually see Osama's capture (if he's not already dead, which I happen to believe) as bad news.

I think that this detail is very important because the Kerry camp often strives to give the impression that its difference with the president is one of degree but not of kind. Of course we all welcome the end of Taliban rule and even the departure of Saddam Hussein, but we can't remain silent about the way policy has been messed up and compromised and even lied about. I know what it's like to feel that way because it is the way I actually do feel. But I also know the difference when I see it, and I have known some of the liberal world quite well and for a long time, and there are quite obviously people close to the leadership of today's Democratic Party who do not at all hope that the battle goes well in Afghanistan and Iraq.

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