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Thursday, September 19, 2013


The Wall Street Journal oddly has columns from Norman Podhoretz, a man who is so self-absorbed that as recently as two years ago, he was still convinced that Iraq had had weapons of mass destruction, and that they had been shipped in convoys to Syria, and he had photos from space clearly detailing all of this.

Just the type of man whose opinion I would love to hear.
... The problem for Mr. Obama is that at least since the end of World War II, Americans have taken pride in being No. 1. Unless the American people have been as fundamentally transformed as their country is quickly becoming, America's decline will not sit well. With more than three years in office to go, will Mr. Obama be willing and able to endure the continuing erosion of his popularity that will almost certainly come with the erosion of the country's power and influence? ...

Why does Mr. Podhoretz understand a "decline" as being something that can be readily fixed by a bombing here or there?

Why, indeed.

Decline is not something rotten within the state; it is something external, and as such can be remedied, such as by a bomb strike, preferably where Netanyahu and Podhoretz tell one to do so.

Podhoretz is an insult, and I very much dislike having a link to him in this post.


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