We’ve seen a masterful exposition of expertise on the Middle East in response to my post on George Packer‘s appearance at UMKC re ISIS and Mark Valentine‘s post on Israeli Prime Minister Netanyahu’s speech to Congress…
I’m speaking, of course, of our own favorite public intellectual, Harley of Olathe and his learned treatise on the conflict there, especially the root causes.
It’s all the fault of Bush/Cheney/Powell/Bibi, etc.
Where were American troops in those conflicts?Never mind!
I also like Harley’s adamant position that only those who have actually served in the military have the moral standing to send our boys into harm’s way as commander-in-chief. You know, like Woodrow Wilson, FDR, Lyndon Johnson, Bill Clinton and Barack Obama.
It’s not really so much a rule, it’s more like a guideline.
Ask yourself which of these two individuals was better prepared to lead a nation in a dangerous world?
Napoleon said something to the effect that “show me what a man was doing at age 20 and I’ll tell you his outlook for life.”
Compare and contrast these two mens’ photo’s, both taken at age 20. SPOT THE CHICKENSHIT might be a nice caption!