Monday, June 04, 2007

Doing What's Right

This biting quote is from Michael Ledeen at National Review's Corner:

Everybody wants to save Darfur but no one will do the obvious
thing. Everyone bemoans what's happening to Zimbabwe but no one will touch
Mugabe. Everyone knows what Iran is up to, but heaven forfend we should do
anything serious about it. Everyone sees that Putin is finlandizing Europe—I
mean, he just said "I will nuke you if you try to defend yourselves against
Iran"—but he's an honored guest at the big banquets.

Perhaps this is why Bush gets so much heat for having the political courage to take down Saddam Hussein in 2003. Because he did what so many wanted to do but were afraid to, he upset the status quo.