Tuesday, May 15, 2007

We don't need another hero

Now I like 24 as much as the next action show junkie. The first and third seasons were fantastic and I am enjoying the fourth as well. However, I am well aware that this is a TV program and not a thoughtful source of policy guidance. This is apparently lost on the Republican Presidential field. Reason has a disturbing piece on the apparent confusion. Key line:

"What's it say about the GOP field that they're more comfortable answering hypothetical questions about a terrorist plot on a TV show than answering questions about the Iraq War - which, you know, actually exists? Nothing good."

Greg Djerejian discusses the whole-hearted candidate enthusiam for Gitmo. I suppose the US global position isn't tarnished enough for these people.

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