Of might and ‘smart’ men

Of might and ‘smart’ men

I’ve been given the backhanded comment that I seem to be able to “argue for the war using reason” as if it is some kind of exception, so it doesn’t surprise me to see this observation.

It’s a popular conceit among the antiwar crowd that diplomacy is the realm of the intelligent, while war is for dummies who can’t talk their way out of a crisis.

Thus, the antiwar group Not in Our Name dismissed the war on terrorism as “simplistic” and boasted that its membership included “intellectuals.”

Likewise, Senate Minority Leader Tom Daschle’s lamented that President Bush “failed so miserably at diplomacy that we’re now forced to war.” In this fantasy world, Bush is waging war because it’s the easy way to go. Nonsense.

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