Sunday, April 02, 2006

Buckley on Bush

From Bloomberg: "William F. Buckley Jr., the longtime conservative writer and leader, said George W. Bush's presidency will be judged entirely by the outcome of a war in Iraq that is now a failure."

Okay, so let me think this through: Bush's presidency will be judged entirely by what happens in Iraq. Iraq has been a failure. Therefore, Bush's presidency has been a failure.

Which is what I and so many others have been saying all along, and not just because of Iraq. The failure is more general than Iraq. I suppose Buckley is leaving the door open slightly for an outcome somewhere short of failure, but, as of right now, one of the giants of American conservatism is implying that Bush's presidency has been an unqualified failure.

Thanks. Just wanted to clear that up.

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  • Everything Buckley is saying these days was said earlier (and better) by Joe Sobran— a guy he allowed to be purged from National Review for imaginary "antisemitism."

    What a bitter irony!

    By Anonymous Anonymous, at 7:02 PM  

  • Bitter indeed.

    By Blogger Michael J.W. Stickings, at 1:05 AM  

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