14 July, 2010

You shall know him by his enemies

There's yet another "emergency committee"--and this time the targets include Pennsylvania Senatorial candidate Joe Sestak (the same guy who defeated Arlin "I'll say anything to be re-elected" Specter in the primary).  The committee includes William Kristol, Michael Goldfarb, and Gary Bauer.  As Steven Walt observes,
The ironies here are remarkable. For starters, you have some of the same
geniuses who dreamed up and sold the Iraq War -- one of the dumbest blunders
in the annals of U.S. foreign policy -- joining forces with someone who thinks U.S. Middle
East policy ought to be based on his interpretation of Old Testament prophecy. They're
going after a retired three-star admiral in the U.S. Navy, who also happens to have a Ph.D.
in political economy and international affairs from Harvard. Given their track record over
the past decade, this is actually a stunning endorsement of Sestak's candidacy. Criticism from
these folks is like having Lindsay Lohan complain about your lifestyle choices, or having
BP president Tony Hayward offer advice on environmental safety and public relations.
You can tell a lot about a man by the quality of his enemies.  If these guys are against Sestak, I want to be on his side.

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