Saturday, March 29, 2008

Larison on Bacevich and Kmiec supporting Obama
Bacevich is spot-on regarding abortion:
... only a naïf would believe that today’s Republican Party has any real interest in overturning Roe v. Wade or that doing so now would contribute in any meaningful way to the restoration of “family values.” GOP support for such values is akin to the Democratic Party’s professed devotion to the “working poor”: each is a ploy to get votes, trotted out seasonally, quickly forgotten once the polls close.
Neither Obama nor McCain
Rod Dreher quotes Alasdair MacIntyre on Kerry and Bush:
When offered a choice between two politically intolerable alternatives, it is important to choose neither. Why should we reject both? Not primarily because they give us wrong answers, but because they answer the wrong questions.
And he writes:
I want the US out of Iraq. I don’t believe that a civil war is avoidable there.
Buying off the Sunnis whilst propping up a Shi’ite government can’t go on for ever.
Best thing we can do, I think, is to withdraw to enclaves and set up refugee zones, and let the violence play itself out. And offer passports to all Iraqis who helped us, and who would certainly be killed for that after we left.
Saigon all over again.

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