Saturday, December 15, 2007

Huckabee


I was willing to overlook the Jim Nabors grin and the name that sounds like it was snatched from a Hanna-Barbera cartoon. But this is the deal breaker for me and the Huck:

"American foreign policy needs to change its tone and attitude, open up, and reach out," Huckabee said. "The Bush administration's arrogant bunker mentality has been counterproductive at home and abroad. My administration will recognize that the United States' main fight today does not pit us against the world but pits the world against the terrorists."
Where was this guy in 2003? Does he really believe the liberal myth that we didn't try to get a larger coalition; we didn't try to move the UN? That's Ted Kennedy after the 6th highball thinking, "Oh, I would have used diplomacy. I would have built a world consensus." Doesn't anyone remember the French, mindful of their oil for food bribes, saying that they would veto any military action? Any.

Regardless of Huck's reasons, whether he's just saying what he thinks will sway the electorate, ala Clinton, or whether he's actually bought the revisionist view that we just went cowboy in 2003, he's off my short list.

***Update:
You decide:

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