Sunday, June 29, 2008

From the mouths of conservatives

Praise be, someone said it.

William Kristol of The Weekly Standard said Sunday a U.S. attack on Iran after the election is more likely should Barack Obama win. Presumably, Bush would trust John McCain to keep Iran nuclear free.

Yet, to start a third war in the Middle East against a nation three times as large as Iraq, and leave it to a new president to fight, would be a daylight hijacking of the congressional war power and a criminally irresponsible act. For Congress alone has the power to authorize war.

It's embarassing to remember that in the early nineties, I'd rip Buchanan for being a total goosestepper. And he does have some nutty beliefs. But in recent years he's often appeared as a Cassandra of sanity.


Matthew Frederick said...

Although at the same time, Buchanan as a Cassandra of Sanity shows how far we've sunk as a nation.

Ben said...

That is also true. But no matter how far we sink, Antonin Scalia will be there, gavel in hand, trying to pound us lower.