I knew that the press had become more arrogant, but get a load of this; a career press pass carrier with the answer to life, the Universe and everything. Onward Mr. Hirsh.What the next president should do to repair the breach between Washington and the world.
Moving Right Along
Enlighten us.While the White House desperately tries to save George W. Bush’s “legacy,” the rest of the world is putting it behind them.
I think if there is one thing that we should all be able to agree on, it’s that Bush could give a rip about his legacy. Nice attempt to cover for Clinton though.
Rather than force to you actually read this, I’ll pull out the short versions.
1. First, on Jan. 21, 2009, end the war on terror. Just declare it over.
And then they’ll stop. Brilliant!
2. So let’s replace the war on terror with the kind of coordinated effort that the fight always should have entailed: a hybrid covert war and criminal roundup confined to Al Qaeda and its spawn, conducted with deep intelligence and special-forces cooperation among states within the international system.
Note the word ‘criminal’. That is the only change in this statement. The rest of this brilliance is already occurring. But then again, once we declare the ‘war’ non-existent, all of those otherwise happy go lucky ‘states’ will join the posse and round up them bad Al Qaedians for us. Brilliant!
3. The next president will also need to cut a deal with Tehran, one that freezes its nuclear program short of the weapons stage.
Once we get Bush out of the picture, they will love us. Just ask Jimmy Carter.
4. Finally, the moment will be ripe for the president to embrace reform of the United Nations in a genuine way, now that the American people have experienced profoundly the pitfalls of unilateralism.
Forget the British, point made. Brilliant! There are those allies again. Gosh we missed em.
To sum up; Trust Iran, trust the U.N., and trust the same bureaucrats that were running Oil for Food.
And then there is this gem:Another top Iranian official, chief nuclear negotiator Ali Larijani, also said he liked what he was hearing, especially about moves to end the Iraq War. “The Democrats are now coming out with good statements, but we don’t know how once in power they would behave.”
Mullahs for Hillary! It’s got to be a bumper sticker. By the way, the answer is 42..