I understand that Jonah Goldberg wants a president that governs from the pretty far right. What I don't understand is where he got the idea that the current president maybe would. In Wednesday's column he concludes that President Obama's nomination of former Senator Chuck Hagel to head the Defense Department is "out of spite." Apparently the idea that Sen. Hagel was selected because he shares the president's views on foreign policy and military matters hasn't occurred to him?
Goldberg criticizes the
nomination because, he says, "Hagel is loathed, with ample
justification, by many foreign policy hawks, Israel supporters and
neocons." Well maybe those are the right people to be 'loathed' by.
After all, it was 'foreign policy hawks and neocons' that got us into
our current messes, including fiscal, and there are many 'supporters of
Israel' who favor the approach championed by the current
administration. We the People elected Barack Obama for a number of
reasons, and his more reasoned approach to foreign relations is a large
one of them. Sorry Jonah.