Peter Svensk

In Uncategorized on October 1, 2002 at 6:23 pm

Innocents Abroad (washingtonpost.com)

McDermott’s and Bonior’s espousal of Saddam Hussein’s line, and of Gore’s subtext (and Barbra Streisand’s libretto), signals the recrudescence of the dogmatic distrust of U.S. power that virtually disqualified the Democratic Party from presidential politics for a generation. It gives the benefits of all doubts to America’s enemies and reduces policy debates to accusations about the motives of Americans who would project U.S. power in the world.

Conservative isolationism — America is too good for the world — is long dead. Liberal isolationism — the world is too good for America — is flourishing.

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