From footage from the The Green Room’s Escalation Nation segment:
“George Will’s gonna vote Democratic in ‘08.”
“Did you hear his positions? I mean George Will thinks it’s wrong in Iraq. . . .”
[to George Will]: “No, but I couldn’t find much wrong today with what you were saying.”
I guess George Will has joined the Defeatocrats.
In the bit of the This Week show I watched, Will intimated that it was good news that the US was doing so poorly in Iraq and Iran because it was a lesson for the US that it couldn’t control world events.
I wonder why he thinks that anyone needs a lesson that the US can't control world events. I've never heard anyone say we could. But, shouldn’t we at least give it our best shot considering the threat that WMD in the hands of fanatics is to the US--not to mention Islamic terrorism?
One can imagine the modern George Will crowing over bumps in the road for President Reagan’s policy against the “Evil Empire” as a good lesson to the Reagan administration about how the US couldn’t control world events. I mean, dumb Ronald Reagan thought we could actually influence world events and make the Soviet Union crumble.
But, that was another era when “conservative” meant something.
I think Sam Donaldson got it right. It's not that the Left is agreeing with Will, but Will is agreeing with the Democrats and the Left. That's the problem with dancing on the edge of isolationism. Sometimes you step over and find yourself in a whole different crowd.