Tuesday, January 30, 2007

Through the Looking Glass

It's a crazy world, isn't it? A Republican senator with a 96% positive rating from the American Conservative Union is challenging his own president on the war in Iraq while the leading Democrats are still talking fuzzy about the war, despite the sound thrashing the Dems gave their opponents last November, with the war itself as the main issue in those victories.

Chuck Hagel, Vietnam veteran and current senator from Nebraska, has been a long-time vocal opponent of the Iraq debacle, stemming from his realization that he had, along with a lot of his fellow vets, been duped by then-president Johnson over the reasons for and the conduct of the Vietnam War. He's been asking the tough questions and demanding the answers from the BFEE Maladminstration for a long time now, and he can't be ignored.

It's even gotten to the point that longtime leftist journalist Robert Scheer has come out and said that given a choice between Hagel and one of the wishy-washy namby-pamby mealy-mouth squishy-on-the-war Democrats, he'll support Hagel.

And that, IMHO, would be a huge mistake. Hagel, for all his aw-shucks charm and flatland charisma, is still more conservative than even McCain, and there's no reason to think he wouldn't, to take just one example, appoint more Scalia-Thomas-Alito clones to the Supreme Court.

Op Ed News has a lengthy but compelling analysis of Hagel and his maybe White House run. It's worth a read.

1 Comment:

UH1Charlie said...

"It's even gotten to the point that longtime leftist journalist Robert Scheer has come out and said that given a choice between Hagel and one of the wishy-washy namby-pamby mealy-mouth squishy-on-the-war Democrats, he'll support Hagel."

Fucking right on, the description of the moral cowardice of the Democrats and Republicans is spot on, they haven't got a clue. I'd much rather have a President that knows what it feels like to get his ass shot off 10,000 miles from home, than all the rest of the mouth puppets in government. Sen. Hagel has been a consistent critic of the Iraq war,bravo. I could give a shit less about his party affiliation. Fuck Mc Cain,it's interesting former 'Grunts' on both sides of the bench are telling like it is. This country is in shit up to it's ears. Alfred E. Newman as our Commander & Chief ain't getting her done. The stakes here are life and death.

UH1Charlie
RVN 66-68