Thursday, June 18, 2009

Craziest Conservative of the Day: Robert Kagan (for smearing Obama over Iran)

By Michael J.W. Stickings

Kagan's column yeterday in the WaPo, in which he argued (to the extent that he really argued anything -- he was just spouting stupidity) that Obama sides with the Khamenei-Ahmadinejad regime and actually wants the "Green" opposition to lose (all for the sake of his strategic realism), was appallingly bad even by Kagan's own appallingly low standards (even if reads as par-for-the-course from Obama's neocon critics).

If you missed it, make sure to check out Mustang Bobby's response to Kagan here. Like me, Bobby thinks that Obama is pursuing the right course of response/action to the Iranian election and its aftermath, and that he is right not to rise to the neocon bait.

And see also Jonathan Chait's fine takedown of Kagan over at The Plank. To put it mildly, Kagan's column was "fairly embarrassing." Kagan claims that Obama is "objectively" on the side of the Iranian government, as well as on the side of "normalcy" (i.e., the existing regime), but "[i]t's a highly subjective proposition, one that Kagan" -- surprise, surprise -- "does absolutely nothing to defend."

Robert Kagan, neocon... full of shit? Huh.

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