Friday, August 11, 2006

Democrats as Myopic Doves, Again Democrats as Myopic Doves, Again

Charles Krauthammer in a RealClearPolitics article: Democrats as Myopic Doves, Again suggests that the Lamant primary victory in Conn. is indication that today's Democratic Party didn't learn the political lessons of Vietnam:
Lamont said in his victory speech that the time had come to "fix George Bush's failed foreign policy.'' Yet, as Martin Peretz pointed out in The Wall Street Journal, on Iran, the looming long-term Islamist threat, Lamont's views are risible. Lamont's alternative to the Bush Iran policy is to "bring in allies'' and ``use carrots as well as sticks."

Where has this man been? Negotiators with Iran have had carrots coming out of their ears in three years of fruitless negotiations. Allies? We let the British, French and Germans negotiate with Iran for those three years, only to have Iran brazenly begin accelerated uranium enrichment that continues to this day.

Lamont seems to think that we should just sit down with the Iranians and show them why going nuclear is not a good idea. This recalls Sen. William Borah's immortal reaction in September 1939 upon hearing that Hitler had invaded Poland to start World War II: "Lord, if only I could have talked with Hitler, all this might have been avoided.''

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