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Monday, June 28, 2004
 
The First Rule of Realpolitik

Is that you don't talk about realpolitik.

In a nutshell, this is the great irony of the Bush Doctrine and the Iraq war. Conceived as a means of finally putting to rest "Vietnam Syndrome," it now looks as though it's going to cement it in place for another few decades.

Liberals everywhere should hail the handiwork of Bush and the neocons. For a relatively small cost, we've gotten rid of a truly odious fascist dictator and assured that the American public is less inclined than ever toward military adventurism. What more could we ask for?

Kevin, buddy, pal. Not even in jest do you say that the Iraq debacle was worth the murderous sleaze. There are crimes here that cry out for punishment, if only so we can, as a nation, show our face in the international community. If the ultimate result of the Iraq Adventure is a mindful American quiescence, the connection to the invasion of Iraq should be mentioned in a properly mortified tone.

Kevin, you fight the good fight, and I don't consider a day complete that doesn't see a visit to your blog, but this is too much.