Friday, March 02, 2007

And Then??

When President Bush goes into the Texas sunset, and especially if he is replaced by an enlightened, world-embracing Democrat, [the Europeans', not to mention the anti war "libertarian" crowd's] one excuse, their sole explanation for all human suffering in the world will disappear too. And they may just find that the world is not as simple as they thought it was.

It’s been a great ride for the past six years, hasn’t it? George Bush and Dick Cheney and all those pantomime villains that succour him — the gay-bashing foot soldiers of the religious Right, the forktailed neoconservatives with their devotion to Israel, the dark titans of American corporate boardrooms spewing their carbon emissions above the pristine European skies. Having those guys around for so long provided a comfortable substitute for thinking hard about global challenges, a kind of intellectual escapism.

1 comment:

Panday said...

My biggest problem with the Left is that while they should "Troops out now!" and "No attack on Iran!", they don't provide any solution; they can't answer the question, "Then what?".

What if we did pull out all of the troops from Iraq? The next likely event would be dominance by either an al-Qaeda friendly Sunni bloc or an Iran-friendly Shiite bloc. Then what?

And Iran- let's say we don't attack, we establish economic sanctions, have them condemned in the UN, and offer them Danegeld... er... tribute... er, I mean aid packages not to build nukes. And then they build one anyway. Then what?