Tuesday, April 15, 2008

Bush and the Baddies 

In the past few days I've seen a few articles like this commentary, in today's WSJ, and also this, both of which bemoan Bush's seeming lack of willingness to challenge, or even stand up to, the likes of North Korea and Iran, notwithstanding pretty strong evidence that Iran is fomenting violence in Iraq and may even be directly involved in fighting US forces, and North Korea's long and ignoble history of "cheat and retreat" on nuclear weapons development and proliferation.

Whatever else you might say about Bush, he has not. during his presidency, been one to back down from a fight. I don't know why his administration is suddenly treating our enemies with kid gloves. Perhaps it's the Democratic majority in Congress; perhaps he doesn't want to kill McCain's chances of being elected by facing up to known enemies. Or perhaps it's something else. Although I understand that national security concerns require the President to keep many things secret, it sure would help us all to understand things if we could know what the White House knows about those two bad actors.

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