Back to the Future?

Monday, May 01, 2006
Finally, the Dems have outlined their security plan. They have also picked a winning model with proven success. All that is required in order to fully embrace the Democrat strategy is for the world to turn the clock back to 1999. That seems a simple and reasonable task.

3 comments:

MeaninglessHotAir said...

the Democrats in 2006 pledge to double the size of special forces, increase human intelligence capabilities, and redouble efforts to halt the spread of nuclear-weapons technology.

How exactly? Each of these is deeply flawed.

1) More special forces. This is the great Democratic phantasy--I hear it when I debate with my son. The argument is that by sending in secret special forces to do our dirty work we can avoid a real war. The problem is that when we send hostile military units into a foreign country, it is an act of war all by itself. There is no guarantee that the host country will not retaliate with real war.

2) Increase human intelligence. How? By turning the CIA into a leaky sieve they have vitiated any hope for human intelligence for the next generation. Sometimes I think these people are completely incapable of putting together cause and effect. Think of "no windmills off the coast of my mansion" Kennedy.

3) Halt the spread of nuclear weapons. Like in Iran for example. By having more talks.

Skookumchuk said...

MHA:

I have often wondered about this Democratic fixation on special forces. I think it has something to do with what I call the garbage collector approach to warfare. It is something we delegate to mercenaries or to redneck Southern NASCAR fans to do in secret. It isn't something that America does together.

David Thomson said...

“Like in Iran for example. By having more talks.”

I encourage everyone to see “Munich.” But wasn’t this movie merely about Israel’s response to the Olympic murders? No, it was far more than that. It accurately conveys the mindset of today’s Democratic Party elite. These folks are convinced that a militant response to terrorism will only beget more violence. The mindset of the 1960s Viet Nam era dominates. Dissenters like Senator Joseph Lieberman are now marginalized figures.

Far too many people also delude themselves into believing that the Daily Kos crowd is the only thing standing between the Democratic Party and a responsible foreign policy. This is pure bovine excrement. The Daily Kos could disappear this very instant and the Democrats would still remain the party of appeasement.