Wednesday, December 06, 2006

ROSCOE’S Mid-Weak Review

A couple of items to commend to your attention, one concerning the Iraq Study Group report and the other, the consarned French:

The ISG Report

For our money, the Heritage Foundation has done a valiant job of analyzing the ISG report for us. Which is, of course, to say we agree with their viewpoint. To summarize, “The Iraq Study Group Report: The Good, the Bad, and the Ugly” finds some good news--such as its rejection of the idea of “partitioning” the country among the Sunnis, Shi’ites and Kurds—plus a good deal of bad—especially the ISG’s idea of going hat in hand to Iran and Syria for help in resolving this “low-grade civil war.”

That would be like going to the ACLU for help in getting more merchants to say “Merry Christmas” or more nativity scenes on public property. It’s just about the worst thing we could do. Mahmoud “Moho” Ahmadinejad does not share our values when it comes to international diplomacy. Oh, he might help, all right. But the price would be way too high—our acquiescence in his nuclearization. God help us. These people do not believe in keeping their word any longer than suits their own purposes.

The consarned French

There’s just no end to French chutzpah, now, is there? The latest kerfluffle is the presidential candidate, Ségolène Royal, who went out of her way to agree with a Hezbollah member of Parliament in bashing Israel and the United States. You can read her execrable remarks here.

Actually, we didn’t know France had Hezbollah members in Parliament, but it’s not really very surprising. We have one in our Congress, too (the newly elected Congressman Keith Ellison, D-Minn.), though not officially a member.


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