The Future Bad War

Under an Obama administration, liberals will oppose the Afghan War, call for withdrawal, condemn Bush for getting us into it, and codemn it as they attack the Iraq War now:

The Weekly Standard
nd then there’s this finding from yesterday’s ABC/WaPo poll:

On Afghanistan, however, independents side more closely with Republicans than with Democrats. Majorities of Republicans and independents think the war in Afghanistan was worth fighting and that the effort there is linked to the eventual defeat of terrorism more broadly. Majorities of Democrats disagree.

If a majority of Democrats disagree the war was worth fighting in the first place, you can wager a mega-majority of Netroots’ denizens disagree. And yet the left is silent regarding Obama’s belligerence towards the Afghanistan theatre. It’s positively puzzling. Could the explanation be that the left has suddenly developed, contra the ABC/WaPo poll, an unprecedented enthusiasm for extirpating Jihadists?

Liberals and the left need an Obama administration. Otherwise, it is unlikely that Americans will withdraw from Afghanistan.

The Politics of Insult

Having seen how far they can get by being insulted by fellow liberal Paul Begala, Team Obama not tries to be insulted by fellow liberals at The New Yorker.

The New Yorker’s cover illustration of the Obamas wigs out the chattering classes. – By Jack Shafer – Slate Magazine
Sweet mercy me. The New Yorker has offended Barack Obama, John McCain, the New Republic, Jake Tapper, the Huffington Post, and the sensibilities of thousands—maybe millions!—of Americans.

The source of all of this injury is not daring exposé or cutting criticism by a New Yorker writer but one of “them damned pictures”—to quote Boss Tweed of Tammany Hall, who bled pints every time he was poked by Thomas Nast’s pen. “I don’t care so much what the papers say about me,” Tweed said of Nast’s work. “My constituents can’t read. But, damn it, they can see pictures!”

If the New Yorker really wanted to insult Obama, they would just have reprinted the text of his disasterous speech on race. It, like this, is a good example of what a politically correct moral disaster the Obama campaign has become.