Saturday, June 14, 2003

Moral Clarity

Turning to the Taliban for help...

KARACHI - Such is the deteriorating security situation in Afghanistan, compounded by the return to the country of a large former Afghan communist refugees, that United States and Pakistani intelligence officials have met with Taliban leaders in an effort to devise a political solution to prevent the country from being further ripped apart.

Every time somebody starts complaining that the Democrats need a coherent foreign policy I just want to bang my head against the table and ask them just what the coherent Bush foreign policy is.

I admit that the Democrats have lost the rhetorical war, but only because the media lovingly approved of such inanities as "dead or alive" and "you´re with us or you´re against us."

Now that those twin pillars of the Bush doctrine are, as they say, no longer operative, can we have a reasonable discussion again?