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April 08, 2004
Quote of the Day

Victor Davis Hanson pimpslaps Ted "it's another Vietnam" Kennedy:

Senator Kennedy, the past exemplar of sober and judicious behavior....
Then he gets down to business:
But did he say Vietnam? Apparently the senator thinks that the cause of these medieval fanatics who want to bring the world back to the ninth century will resonate with leftists the same way Uncle Ho's faux promises of equality and egalitarianism swayed stupid anti-war protesters of the past. Or is the real similarity that, once more, as promoters of anti-Communist realpolitik, we Americans are installing a right-wing government rather than promoting pluralism, elections, and the protection of minorities and women — the "dream" of the 1960s? Or perhaps Kennedy's comparison revolves around 600 combat dead in Afghanistan and Iraq, the liberation of 50 million from the Taliban and Saddam Hussein, and the emergence of proto-consensual governments in less than two years of hostilities? Does all that suggest to Senator Kennedy that we are embarking on a 12-year war, will lose 50,000 men, and are stymied by a bellicose nuclear China and Russia on the borders of Iraq?
Wait a sec... today is Thursday. Why is Hanson's column being published a day early?

Posted by Russ at 09:11 AM, April 8, 2004 in Quotes

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I'm guessing that Friday will be a slow or non-posting day at NRO. Let's be thankful for VDH's offering. It was one of his better ones and comes at a crucial time.

I wouldn't mind hearing Bush Sr. saying "Stay the course", "Not gonna give in" and "Leaving would not be prudent at this juncture".

Posted by: MarcV at April 8, 2004 01:08 PM

Hanson's a religious sort of guy. Good Friday, perhaps?

Posted by: Aaron's Rantblog at April 9, 2004 02:47 AM

Funny that it takes a religious Jew to think of THAT explanation. :-)

Posted by: Aaron's Rantblog at April 9, 2004 03:16 AM

Funny or not, I think you're right. :-)

Posted by: Russ at April 9, 2004 07:36 AM



Posted by: Stephen at April 9, 2004 10:44 PM

Well, I couldn't say "bitchslaps" -- this is a family-friendly blog, y'know :-)

(Hi, Mom!!)

Posted by: Russ at April 9, 2004 10:48 PM