Monday, January 16, 2006

Parlor Games

Josh Marshall hits on a point I've been meaning to make a bit more clearly.

"Serious" foreign policy discussions are really just wankery for the chattering classes. The clowns are in charge and they're going to do it their way. It's why I mostly just focus on the politics of it. It isn't that I don't think there are genuine issues that need to be dealt with, it's that the idiots in charge are unlikely to deal with them in sensible ways. And, in fact, their primary focus with the Iran issue is politics because they have no idea what to do about the situation. Best to just thump their chests and then have their surrogates like Marshall Wittman talk about the lack of Democratic chest thumping is is proof that they are "weak" on national security.