by Jack Hunter
Writes Richard Spencer:
While you’re at NRO (National Review Online) reading about Rich Lowry’s dismay over Bush’s low approval rating, be sure to check out William Bennett’s latest anti-Obama piece, in which it is argued, “Barack Obama’s foreign policy is dangerous, naïve, and betrays a profound misreading of history.” Ah yes, meeting with an adversarial head of state is much, much crazier than attempting to turn Mesopotamia into Switzerland. I’m so glad there are still some clear-eyed realists like Bennett around Washington. Bennett makes a lot of the fact that Reagan never met with a Soviet premier during his first term. But as the Gipper would remark later, “The only reason I’d never met with any of Secretary General Gorbachev’s predecessors was because they kept dying on me.” Bennett goes on to wring his hands over the possibility that Obama might “potentially rupture U.S. relations with key European allies.” Goodness, we wouldn’t want to undo all that good feeling Bush generated during his term. Read on it gets better.
I second Spencer. Bill Bennett is complete garbage and represents everything that's wrong with the mainstream conservative movement. In 1996, Pat Buchanan said America's interventionist foreign policy and open borders spelled trouble down the road. Bennett said Buchanan "flirted with fascism."
Today, everyone is catching up with Buchanan - the prophet - not Bennett, the neocon proselytizer.