Sunday, October 15, 2006
One of the many reasons I'm not a liberal is encapsulated in the title of Barack Obama's pre-presidential run autobiography: "The Audacity of Hope." "Hope" is one of the watchwords of modern liberalism, just as it was with "The Man From Hope," Bill Clinton. My belief is:
Just what we need, another presidential administration that deals with the world on the basis of "hope."
The Clinton administration "hoped" that Kim Jong Il would keep his word, and "hoped" that Osama wouldn't. We saw how that worked out.
Trust, but verify? Nah. Trust and "hope" your enemies are dealing with you in good faith.