Saturday, August 19, 2006

Peter Beinart Buys the Bush Doctrine

Over at the New Republic, editor-at-large Peter Beinart extends a backhanded compliment to Ned Lamont. In the process, he offers this bit of inanity:

"Lamont, by contrast [to Eugene McCarthy], is so desperate to prove that his opposition to Iraq does not imply some larger dovish orientation that he recently told The Hartford Courant that he considered North Korea an "imminent danger" to the United States--a statement that, if taken seriously, would imply preemptive military action."

Uh... Peter... thinking that seeing another country as an imminent threat immediately implies support for military action against them is a Bushy idea, at best. More thoughtful types might well notice an imminent threat but might also have ideas, other than launching an invasion, as a solution.


At 3:42 PM , Blogger Matt said...

I agree with you. Beinart is a hypocrite. I actually went to high school with the guy. I blog philisophically about that here.


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