Jonah Goldberg offers a new and shocking reason to support George Bush:
McCain and Giuliani’s endorsements of Bush Monday night reflected that more than anything else. George W. Bush is the best option available in the range of possible options given the fact that we are at war.
When the President sends off troops
Then everyone must jump through hoops,
Although the war is undeclared
We are appropriately scared.
Lock up the Japs, the Jews, et al
If need be we can kill them all.
For this is what the grown-ups do
Because someone has told them to.
Again, for the Nth time, I remind the gentle reader that there is no historical reason whatsoever to believe that a Democrat will not fight a war. Democrats love war, because it’s the best excuse to increase the size and scope of government that anyone has come up with yet. The fact that the Democratic party is made up of mindless, treasonous peaceniks no more indicates the probable behavior of a Democratic President than does the fact that the Republican Party is filled with legions of pro-lifers mean that a Republican House, Senate, Supreme Court and President have ended abortion.
If the unwinnable war is your only reason to support Bush, you may well be better off with Kerry. Bush has already proven that he’s a wildly incompetent Commander-in-Chief, the jury is still out on Kerry.
LAUER: You said to me a second ago, one of the things you’ll lay out in your vision for the next four years is how to go about winning the war on terror. That phrase strikes me a little bit. Do you really think we can win this war of ter–on terror? For example, in the next four years?
Pres. BUSH: I have never said we can win it in four years?
LAUER: No, I’m just saying, can we win it? Do you say that?
Pres. BUSH: I don’t–I don’t think we can win it. But I think you can create conditions so that the–those who use terror as a tool are less acceptable in part of the world, let’s put it that way.
Very Churchillian. The man has a gift. I got shivers just reading it. Why, Churchill’s six volumes on WWII are just rife with the same sort of lion-like confidence.