November 10, 2006

Don't Let The Border Gate Hit You In The Ass On Your Way Out.

Dan Henninger expands on the baaaaad feeling I mentioned yesterday regarding the ominous direction Dubya's foreign policy may be turning:

The opinion of the American people matters, and this week's election reflected fatigue with Iraq. We may be seeking a "way out," but if the Iraq Survey Group proposes a solution with the merest whiff of selling out Iraq's popularly elected Shiites, expect crudely realistic leaders in Russia, China, Nigeria, Venezuela, Bolivia, Pakistan, Egypt, Saudi Arabia and elsewhere to conclude they too can downgrade, or obliterate, their own U.S.-oriented democratic groups. Then we can roll back the real end to notions of democratic possibility to the end of World War II. And with Democratic Party assent.

George Bush's foreign policy is at a tipping point. The administration's thinking on Iran and North Korea looks stalemated. He has taken to talking about the need for "fresh eyes" on Iraq. Looking back over the roster of the Iraq Survey Group, I'd say the eyes focused on his foreign-policy legacy, all essentially retired from public life, are anything but fresh. In response to Tuesday's election, House Republicans are about to usher in a younger generation of political thinkers. If he really wants to refresh his presidency, Mr. Bush should start looking in the same direction.

Lest you think I'm a mindless Dubya cheerleader, I will have no hesitation whatsoever to forswear my support for him if he does a bunk in Iraq. And I can tell you here and now that foreign policy is going to be my Numero Uno consideration come the next election.

Posted by Robert at November 10, 2006 09:29 AM | TrackBack