Humorist and former Bush I speechwriter Christopher Buckley, a once-staunch Republican, writes that he hopes his party loses both houses in November. And as for Bush’s “compassionate conservatism”? Buckley suggests it should be termed “incontinent conservatism.”
Christopher Buckley in the Washington Monthly:
... George Tenet?s WMD ?slam-dunk,? Vice President Cheney?s ?we will be greeted as liberators,? Don Rumsfeld?s avidity to promulgate a minimalist military doctrine, together with the tidy theories of a group who call themselves ?neo-conservative? (not one of whom, to my knowledge, has ever worn a military uniform), have thus far: de-stabilized the Middle East; alienated the world community from the United States; empowered North Korea, Iran, and Syria; unleashed sectarian carnage in Iraq among tribes who have been cutting each others? throats for over a thousand years; cost the lives of 2,600 Americans, and the limbs, eyes, organs, spinal cords of another 15,000?with no end in sight.
But not to worry: Democracy is on the march in the Middle East. Just ask Hamas. And the neocons?bright people, all?are now clamoring, ?On to Tehran!?