The Bush doctrine and the psyching out of Barack Obama
Charles Krauthammer on the Bush doctrine:
…The New York Times got it wrong. And Charlie Gibson got it wrong.
There is no single meaning of the Bush doctrine. In fact, there have been four distinct meanings, each one succeeding another over the eight years of this administration — and the one Charlie Gibson cited is not the one in common usage today. It is utterly different.
He asked Palin, “Do you agree with the Bush doctrine?”
She responded, quite sensibly to a question that is ambiguous, “In what respect, Charlie?”
Sensing his “gotcha” moment, Gibson refused to tell her. After making her fish for the answer, Gibson grudgingly explained to the moose-hunting rube that the Bush doctrine “is that we have the right of anticipatory self-defense.”
I know something about the subject because, as the Wikipedia entry on the Bush doctrine notes, I was the first to use the term…
Michael Gordon of NYTimes on Palin’s foreign policy answers
Jonah Goldberg on Feminist Army Aims Its Canons at Palin – Because womanhood is a state of mind
The Anchoress on the Gibson interviews of Palin and Obama
Protein Wisdom on Alinsky, Obama and progressives
No Left Turns on Howard Kurtz and the media’s anger
Just One Minute on Lincoln’s prayer
Mark Penn on press treatment of Palin
Gerard Baker on Obama: How there is a yawning gulf between what the Democratic candidate says and how he has acted. That’s why the race is so close
Obama has been psyched out by Palin. Not even the media’s distortion campaign can hide that fact.
Geez, if a 44-year-old American citizen – who is just a small-town mayor with no experience, right? – can get under his skin, then how is Obama going to handle Putin or Ahmadinejad?
Obama is a self-absorbed and arrogant wimp. Some Messiah.