Monday, January 24, 2011

"The next morning," said George Will, "the country is still a
 complex continental country with muscular interests and
politics is its own momentum." Nobody understood what he
said, and nobody gave a good goddam what he meant.


Cirze said...


Thanks for the reporting.


Fearguth said...

When the word 'gasbag' was invented, someone was watching George Will on TV.

Vigilante said...

I give a shit about what Geo Will says. He's been right about Afghanistan and Pakistan since 2009:

So, instead, forces should be substantially reduced to serve a comprehensively revised policy: America should do only what can be done from offshore, using intelligence, drones, cruise missiles, airstrikes and small, potent Special Forces units, concentrating on the porous 1,500-mile border with Pakistan, a nation that actually matters.

Genius, said de Gaulle, recalling Bismarck's decision to halt German forces short of Paris in 1870, sometimes consists of knowing when to stop. Genius is not required to recognize that in Afghanistan, when means now, before more American valor, such as Allen's, is squandered.

Fearguth said...

The context for Will's remark was Obama and the SOTU. It had nothing to do with his opinion about Afghanistan and Pakistan.