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10-11-2009, 09:09 PM
Krauthammer On Nobel Prize: "He Got It For His General Splendidness" (Video)
Finally got the only response from Krauthamer that I could find, "the award is a farce"
Krauthammer: "The award is a farce, what's he done?...Obama got it for his general splendidness and for the fuzzy internationalism in which he offers engagement and bending a knee to the United Nations...The reason Americans are stunned is because that is not what a President is elected to do for his own country"
10-11-2009, 09:39 PM
I love Krauthammer. :D
10-11-2009, 09:45 PM
I love Krauthammer. :D
Every conservative does. You gotta love the way that everyone else shuts up when he starts to speak :)
10-11-2009, 10:57 PM
"The Young Hamlet"
Young Hamlet's agony
The genius of democracy is the rotation of power, which forces the opposition to be serious — particularly about things like war, about which until Jan. 20 of this year Democrats were decidedly unserious.
When the Iraq War (for which a majority of Senate Democrats voted) ran into trouble and casualties began to mount, Democrats followed the shifting winds of public opinion and turned decidedly anti-war. But needing political cover because of their post-Vietnam reputation for weakness on national defense, they adopted Afghanistan as their pet war.
"I was part of the 2004 Kerry campaign, which elevated the idea of Afghanistan as 'the right war' to conventional Democratic wisdom," wrote Democratic consultant Bob Shrum shortly after President Obama was elected.
"This was accurate as criticism of the Bush administration, but it was also reflexive and perhaps by now even misleading as policy."
Which is a clever way to say that championing victory in Afghanistan was a contrived and disingenuous policy in which Democrats never seriously believed, a convenient two-by-four with which to bash George Bush over Iraq — while still appearing warlike enough to fend off the soft-on-defense stereotype.
Brilliantly crafted and perfectly cynical, the "Iraq War bad, Afghan War good" posture worked. Democrats first won Congress, then the White House. But now, unfortunately, they must govern. No more games. No more pretense.
So what does their commander-in-chief do now with the war he once declared had to be won but had been almost criminally under-resourced by Bush?
Perhaps provide the resources to win it?
You would think so.
Snip---read Krauthammer's logic--it's worth the read.
Yet his commander-in-chief, young Hamlet, frets, demurs, agonizes. His domestic advisers, led by Rahm Emanuel, tell him if he goes for victory, he'll become LBJ, the domestic visionary destroyed by a foreign war. His vice president holds out the chimera of painless counterterrorism success.
Against Emanuel and Biden stand David Petraeus, the world's foremost expert on counterinsurgency (he saved Iraq with it), and Stanley McChrystal, the world's foremost expert on counterterrorism. Whose recommendation on how to fight would you rely on?
Less than two months ago — Aug. 17 in front of an audience of veterans — the president declared Afghanistan to be "a war of necessity."
Does anything he says remain operative beyond the fading of the audience applause
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You've got to love Krauthammer's logic and analysis of the situation.
10-11-2009, 11:34 PM
I love Krauthammer. :D
He has an ability to analyze any situation,cut through the fluff and horse shit and elaborate on the real facts .
Suffering a paralyzing diving accident in his first year of medical school, he was hospitalized for a year, during which time he continued his medical studies.
Have you noticed he is seated in a wheel chair during his appearances on TV?
He is a psychiatrist and is board certified in psychiatry by the APA American Board of Psychiatry and Neurology.And served as Chief Resident in Psychiatry at the Boston's Massachusetts General Hospital .
In 1978, Krauthammer quit medical practice to direct planning in psychiatric research for the Jimmy Carter administration, and began contributing to The New Republic magazine.
In January 1981, Krauthammer began his journalistic career, joining The New Republic as a writer and editor. His New Republic writings won the 1984 "National Magazine Award for Essays and Criticism.
In 1985, he began a weekly column for the Washington Post for which he won the 1987 Pulitzer Prize for commentary."he's the most important conservative columnist” in America today .
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