Speak what you think now in hard words, and to-morrow speak what to-morrow thinks in hard words again, though it contradict every thing you said to-day.
-- R.W. Emerson
Wednesday, April 07, 2004
Right for the wrong reasons
John Kerry is right to doubt the June 30 sovereignty handover to Iraq, but for the wrong reasons. He's a Democrat who experienced eight years of Clinton debasing the American polity, therefore he thinks everything a president does in the first term is a political calculation for re-election. It's not. Instead, it's an attempt to placate the international community -- an impossible task that President Bush has still not realized is futile.