The Corner on National Review Online

Thursday, November 23, 2006
The Corner on National Review Online: "I hope Bush the father appreciates that millions out there admire his maverick son far more than they do many of his former advisors, and that if Bush II perseveres, history will be kind to his efforts, often solitary, to promote constitutional government at a time when most self-proclaimed liberals had long ago abandoned that effort.

And there really will come a time, believe it or not, when a future American President baffled and paralyzed by the latest insanity from the Middle East—whether an Iranian nuke or a Syrian invasion of Lebanon or another Middle East war or the usual assassination and killing of Americans—will ask former president George Bush II for advice, as a then fawning media will look back to his past 'toughness' and 'determination' when under fire. That seems unhinged now, but it too will come to pass, as they say."


terrye said...

I do admire W and I still support democracy in the ME. But this is not an overnight process. We need to get the Democrats on board if possible, we at least need to develop some kind of national policy. Bush will not be there forever.

If some of the reports I have seen are true, more than 3,000 Iraqis died last month. We have not lost that many soldiers in 3 and a half years in Iraq. And today there was another suicide bomb in Sadr City that killed dozens of people.

I do not want people to demagogue this issue. I have seen that with immigration, no compromise possible, my way or the highway...that might work when a large majority is behind you, but I am sure that part of Bush's last dive in the polls from the 40's to the 30's has to do with the fact that more people are dying in Iraq.

I do not know if the ISG is a bad thing or a good thing or just a useless thing, but demonizing Baker as if he were responsible for what the ME is is not fair either.

Maybe we need to change some tactics. We at least need to debate the subject without the emotion that seems to permeate politics anymore.