Tuesday, December 8, 2009

O = W

I hadn't seen this new bumper sticker, which serves as the catalyst for William Linds' article at LewRockwell.com...

But it's truer than one would have expected-- on fiscal and foreign policy-- and truer than one would infer from listening to some of the rhetoric from those in both major political parties.

"O=W" is a bumper sticker beginning to show up on liberals’ cars. After the President’s speech Tuesday night at West Point, I suspect it will spread rapidly.

For eight years, conservatives endured the agony of watching President George W. Bush attach the label "conservative" to a host of policies that were anti-conservative: Wilsonian wars, American empire, vast budget and trade deficits, increased entitlements, and the subordination of America’s interests to those of foreign powers. Now the shoe is on the other foot, and liberals are bidden to hold their tongues as President Obama makes Bush’s wars his own. The usual Washington sell-out is in gear.

It should not come as a surprise. America is now a one-party state. The one party is the Establishment party, which is also the war party. Unless you are willing to cheer permanent war for permanent peace, you cannot be a member of the Establishment....

If you're interested, Lind continues by talking about the (potential) strategy behind Obama's decision.


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