Saturday, April 12, 2008

Then And Now: President Bush's Instincts Beat The Pants Off Of Liberal New Age Intuition

"Bush’s instincts—his supporters would argue these are bedrock values—seem to be paying off… "

-- Joe Klein, hypocritical former Iraq War supporter and liberal columnist for TIME Magazine, in February 2005

"Bush’s instinct was not wrong. In this war, we do need pre-emptive detention of suspected terrorists; we do need a significant increase of surveillance, particularly of electronic communications; we do need, in some circumstances, to use coercive techniques (short of torture) to elicit information from terrorists."

-- Niall Ferguson, in today's New York Times book review of Philip Bobbitt's “Terror and Consent: The Wars for the Twenty-First Century"