The Conservative Case for Senator Obama

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  1. KenH

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    "Yet if Obama does become the nation’s 44th president, his election will constitute something approaching a definitive judgment of the Iraq War. As such, his ascent to the presidency will implicitly call into question the habits and expectations that propelled the United States into that war in the first place. Matters hitherto consigned to the political margin will become subject to close examination. Here, rather than in Obama’s age or race, lies the possibility of his being a truly transformative presidency.

    Whether conservatives will be able to seize the opportunities created by his ascent remains to be seen. Theirs will not be the only ideas on offer. A repudiation of the Iraq War and all that it signifies will rejuvenate the far Left as well. In the ensuing clash of visions, there is no guaranteeing that the conservative critique will prevail.

    But this much we can say for certain: electing John McCain guarantees the perpetuation of war. The nation’s heedless march toward empire will continue. So, too, inevitably, will its embrace of Leviathan. Whether snoozing in front of their TVs or cheering on the troops, the American people will remain oblivious to the fate that awaits them.

    For conservatives, Obama represents a sliver of hope. McCain represents none at all. The choice turns out to be an easy one."

    - rest at www.amconmag.com/2008/2008_03_24/article.html

    I am glad to see that there are still some level-headed conservatives around. :thumbs:
     
  2. TomVols

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    Interesting, since that magazine has little in common with Obama - just as Fortune with Hillary.

    Who is Bacevich, the author? Interesting that the first words off of his pen are:

    Duh.

    Anyway, to my family I go. :thumbs:
     

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