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Heavy-Handed Politics

"€œGod willing, with the force of God behind it, we shall soon experience a world
without the United States and Zionism."€ -- Iran President Ahmadi-Nejad

Thursday, April 06, 2006

The Problem With Politics

Strong, Tough and Smart?
From Opinion Journal

Kevin Drum of the center-left Washington Monthly, citing a source of his own and a report in London's Sunday Telegraph, speculates that the U.S. may be seriously considering a military strike against Iran later this year, and he offers some political advice to his own party:

There's no question that the administration is already preparing the ground for an air strike on Iran, but it's likely that the real push won't come until late summer when it can be used as a cudgel in the midterm elections. Same song, new verse.

And once more: If Democrats don't start thinking about how they're going to respond to this, they're idiots. We don't always get to pick the issues to run on. Sometimes they're picked for us.

One would have more confidence in the Democrats if this leading young intellectual said they needed to start thinking about what was in the best interests of the country rather than "how they're going to respond to this" as a campaign issue. (Emphasis mine - H.H.)

The problem with present day politics is that both parties are more concerned with what's good for them, either their party, or specific party members, than they are with what is good for the country. Reason # 345,678 why I dislike politics.


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