Fixer is in the house!
The love affair continues. Newsweek just can’t stop itself from slobbering all over Obama even though the guy has not even started to govern. Seriously, Fareed Zakaria’s article is truly pathetic. It has gems of wisdom like these:
“No doubt the national-security team Obama is announcing this week will be quick to tackle the many issues in their inbox, and will likely do so with intelligence and competence.”
“Strategy begins by looking at the world and identifying America’s interests, the threats to them and the resources available to be deployed. By relating all these, one can develop a set of foreign policies that will advance America’s interests and ideals.”
“How to think strategically? Dick Cheney provides an example—a negative one.”
All absolutes based on the most primal and unchallenged bias that Newsweek seems to be specializing on: Democrats – good; Republicans – bad.
But what puzzles me the most is how this “Grand strategy to fix the world” talk sounds so much like the “neocon” theories Bush was so criticized for… Are we saying that all that matters now is execution? Is the “change” here that we will be out of Iraq just so we can move those troops somewhere else?
Time might prove me wrong but I think that once the lefties wake up from their pink slumber they will find that Obama is not the peace loving/modern day reformer that they think he is.
In many ways, this might be JFK all over again.
In his own crazy and distorted way, Frank Rich agrees with me.