Tuesday, December 02, 2008

The New Cowboy in Town

Trying on his cowboy hat, Barack Obama talks tough about the right to self-defense.

''My administration will remain steadfast in support of India’s effort to catch perpetrators and bring them to justice. I expect the world community will feel the same way,'' Obama said, in one of several references to the events in Mumbai that underscored the roll-out of his national security team in Chicago on Monday.

Jules Crittenden notes that this sounds eerily like part of the Bush Doctrine.
You’re either with us or you’re against us. I don’t know anyone ever nailed down what the Bush doctrine was. But I’m pretty sure a sovereign right to self defense, seeking out the terrorists wherever they are, and holding nations that harbor terrorists accountable was part of it.

But then, the usual suspects are still complaining it's Bush's fault, which is odd, since Obama's election was supposed to end terrorism. I guess Muslim extremists didn't get the memo. Or anchors don't realize that some people didn't get that lovin' feeling with Teh One's election and they've hated each other for an eternity.

But what if the strikes weren't Bush's fault...but a response to Obama? How do the moonbats spin that?