Tuesday, March 24, 2015

Bill Kristol's Latest Wind Up Politician Explains to the Senate How Order Can Come to the Entire World

Yup, in his "maiden speech," Senator Tom Cotton said the answer was the US military. Apparently oblivious to the disasters and disorder the US has created in Iraq, Afghanistan, Libya and is in the process of doing in Ukraine. In other words, a perfect Bill Kristol launching to follow in the steps of other Kristol foreign policy heavyweights, Dan Quayle and Sarah Palin.

WaPO reports:
The speech contained numerous references to Winston Churchill and Cotton compared the current foreign policy moment to the prelude to World War II. He articulated a litany of national security threats, ranging from Iran to North Korea to Russia, but the speech was notable for the hard line it took on a question now threatening to divide Capitol Hill Republicans as they try to write a 2017 budget: Is it more important to control federal spending or strengthen the national defense?
Cotton was clear: America must have "such hegemonic strength that no sane adversary would ever imagine challenging the United States. 'Good enough' is not and will never be good enough." That strength, he said, should come at whatever the necessary costs. While the budget must be slashed, it should not be balanced on the backs of the military. “Our enemies and allies alike must know that aggressors will pay an unspeakable price for challenging the United States," Cotton said. "The best way to impose that price is global military dominance.”
Again, a typical Kristol wind up, with no attempt to explain this view in the face of US disasters,

The only question remaining is: Who will play this Q-tip on Saturday Night Live?


1 comment:

  1. I live in Arkansas. I have never voted for a democrat. Mostly R's but I stopped that sometime back. I have to say this guy is a total embarrassment. He reminds me of Bill O'Rilley who Arkansans foolishly elected to political office.

    Likely a Sheldon Adleson, Inc dolt.