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Tilting at Windmills

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October 31, 2003
By: Kevin Drum

LIBERAL HAWKS....Michael Totten, noting that Zell Miller, Roger Simon, and Cara Remal have endorsed President Bush, says this:

Democrats: You had better snap out of denial and get your act together fast. You are in so much trouble and you have no idea.

A DINO senator and two bloggers have endorsed Bush. I'm sure the DNC is quaking in its boots over this, Michael.

Seriously, though, my readers know that I'm moderately hawkish myself certainly more hawkish than most of my commenters, as near as I can tell. But if you want to know why I don't have much time for the Christopher-Hitchens-disaffected-liberal schtick, here's the above mentioned Roger Simon talking about the Democratic candidates for president:

...here's why I think they're dangerousthey're acting like we're still in Vietnam when we're in a real war of civilizations.

Look, guys: if you think we ought to use military force to fight terrorism, I'm with you. But if you think we ought to use that same military force as part of a war of civilizations, count me out. Way, way out. That's not any kind of liberalism I'm familiar with.

And if you want to know why George Bush scares me despite the fact that I wasn't wildly opposed to invading Iraq and very much hope that we can make the reconstruction work it's because I'm afraid he agrees with Roger. He's too smart to say it, but I'm afraid it's there anyway.

And that's a brand of Kool-Aid I'm not drinking. You'll have to find yourselves another sucker for that particular poison.

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