Carol Platt Liebau: Resolve vs. Recklessness

Sunday, December 24, 2006

Resolve vs. Recklessness

John Kerry graces us with what he attempts to style as a major "I told you so."

Kerry presents himself as "someone who learned the hard way how embracing the world's complexity can be twisted into a crude political shorthand." How very, inadvertantly revealing.

What people like John Kerry and the rest of the establishment foreign policy types will never understand is that just because things are difficult, that doesn't mean they are complex. Just because sommething is simple, that doesn't mean it is easy.

People like John Kerry hide from decisionmaking and accountability by occuying a world of "complexity" -- where everything is too difficult ever to be truly resolved, and where more deliberation, more talking and more deep thinking is always necessary.

3 Comments:

Blogger stackja1945 said...

Hitler and Tojo were problems that were solved. Iron Curtain was a problem that was solved.
Saddam was a problem. Problem solved. AQ is a problem. Problem is being solved. Iran is a problem. Problem will be solved.

4:43 PM  
Blogger David said...

Take it one step further. Kerry creates the bogeyman of complexity and reports for duty to lead us to safety.

Al Gore has his own bogeyman, namely, global warming. He desires the reins of power to save us by a firm embrace of Kyoto which, ultimately, weakens our economy as it strengthens our competitors.

Left wing democrats have another bogeyman, namely, the alleged perfidy of American foreign policy and capitalism. Sadly, they believe the very concepts that make us great are the achilles heel that will bring us down.

The common sense of the American people see through this nonsense and will prevail. How long it takes eastern bluebloods and most of U.S. academia to realize that they are not taken seriously anymore will be a measure of the durability of their arrogance.

6:28 AM  
Blogger Marshall Art said...

"Complexity"

In social areas it became moral relativity. The more complex, the harder it is to find truth. Harder to argue against a perverted imitation of it.

12:06 AM  

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