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Old 02-17-2010, 03:31 PM
bjkeefe bjkeefe is offline
 
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Default Re: Warm and Fuzzy Edition (Steve Clemons & David Frum)

Surely you're joking, Mr. Frum.

Do we really need to review pretty much every foreign policy decision made by the US government during the Cold War/anti-Communist hysteria times? Can you say Vietnam War?

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[Added] Having now watched the whole thing, I am moved to note how many times these two guys described themselves and people who think like them as "serious." Which, you know, pretty much had the opposite effect for me.

Steve Clemons, like Flynt Leverett and Barbara Slavin from a couple of days ago, manages to speak murkily enough that I'm not sure where he's coming from. But I am sure in being mystified why anyone takes David Frum seriously on any of these matters. He's obviously well-read, but he seems to take the most paranoid view imaginable of every event, and his alternate history hypotheticals are just clownishly transparent attempts to disparage the current administration, without sounding like he's just another Cheneyite leftover.

This was not a very useful conversation, in my view.
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