August 2, 2007

THE HARD BIGOTRY OF NO EXPECTATIONS:


Obama talks tough on Pakistan, terror
: He says that as president, he would take action if the U.S. ally failed to fight terrorism. Liberal Democrats may take issue. (Paul Richter, August 2, 2007, LA Times)

"For progressive Democrats who want a more peaceful leadership in the world shown by our next president, [Obama's speech] fails the threshold of getting us out of picking fights in the Mideast, and discarding the Bush doctrine of preemptive attacks," Jerome Armstrong, an influential liberal blogger, wrote shortly after the speech.

Stuart Rothenberg, publisher of the nonpartisan Rothenberg Political Report, said that Obama had previously emphasized his opposition to the "unilateralism" of President Bush and Vice President Dick Cheney. "It's tough to criticize the Bush administration for unilateralism in Iraq, then say you'd be unilateral in Pakistan," he said. "I'm wondering if some people are going to jump on him."


Of course, Dick Cheney is about the only guy in Washington with the nerve to jump him.

Posted by Orrin Judd at August 2, 2007 8:42 AM
Comments

And Cheney is not going to do Hillary the favor.

Posted by: ic at August 2, 2007 11:37 AM
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