Tuesday, September 30, 2014

The political cost of a Democrat ordering another stupid war

I think this letter to Josh Marshall is exactly right. There is nothing more dispiriting than watching the Democrats back a new stupid war in the middle east with vague goals and a seemingly endless timetable.

It seemed like the President was pushed into this war because of the general sense among the Washington bobbleheads that if he did not "go after ISIS" he would look weak and it would hurt his party politically. But no one ever considers how politically weakened he would be if he takes an action that will clearly alienate his base. It seems to me that hurts him even more.