Saturday, October 25, 2008

A McCain endorsement from Krauthammer

Over the next 10 days, we will see a lot of presidential endorsements.

"The case for McCain is straightforward.

The financial crisis has made us forget, or just blindly deny, how dangerous the world out there is.

We have a generations-long struggle with Islamic jihadism.

An apocalyptic soon-to-be-nuclear Iran.

A nuclear-armed Pakistan in danger of fragmentation.

A rising Russia pushing the limits of revanchism.

Plus the sure-to-come Falklands-like surprise popping out of nowhere.

Who do you want answering that phone at 3 a.m.?

A man who's been cramming on these issues for the last year, who's never had to make an executive decision affecting so much as a city, let alone the world?

A foreign policy novice instinctively inclined to the flabbiest, most vaporous multilateralism (e.g., the Berlin Wall came down because of "a world that stands as one"), and who refers to the most deliberate act of war since Pearl Harbor as "the tragedy of 9/11," a term more appropriate for a bus accident?"

Right on. We will regret that no one is talking about foreign policy. From FDR to GW Bush, every presidency has been consumed with foreign policy issues.

Again, who is more prepared for those foreign policy issues, known and unknown?

The answer is John McCain not "hope and change".



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