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Thursday, June 18, 2020

Nordlinger on Bolton

Very interesting comments on Bolton v. Trump at the conservative National Review.
...That is consistent with the Trump we know, and have long known. During the 2016 election cycle, Joe Scarborough pressed Trump on Vladimir Putin — particularly the Russian leader’s killing of political opponents. “Well, I think our country does plenty of killing also,” said Trump.
After Trump was sworn in, Bill O’Reilly pressed the new president on the same issue. “There are a lot of killers,” said Trump. “We’ve got a lot of killers. What, you think our country’s so innocent?”
Back during the campaign, Trump was asked about Erdogan and Turkey. The candidate said, “When the world looks at how bad the United States is, and then we go and talk about civil liberties, I don’t think we’re a very good messenger.”
In Cold War days, we conservatives slammed the Left for “moral equivalence.” Now this phenomenon is in our own house, which is astonishing.


Jon Harwood said...

John Bolton is one of those guys I love to hate, but in the way of a worthy opponent who has some sense of honor. The way he handles this has blown up in his face as he is a villain to all these days, but he probably has a rational justification rooted in his political/legal background. With George W. and his merry band we could at least know that their actions were rooted in some idea of the national welfare, unlike the Trump admin. that seems more akin to a not so competent band of bucaneers who put the country after their personal desires.

Jon Harwood said...

Speaking of buccaneers, it was Halloween and a kid comes to the door dressed as a pirate. The lady of the house says: "Oh, a pirate; where are your buccaneers? The kid says: "Under my buckin hat!

Sanoguy said...

Jon... that is an old one >>> but, still a good one!!!