I’ve been going back and forth the last couple of days about my support for Bush. Sullivan’s argument that there’s no use fighting for the Constitution when we’re trashing the Constitution is more than a little sophistic (and it is – the rhetoric trick he pulls is having the Constitution stand in for “American values” and then switching back and having it become the actual document again), but it nonetheless has some emotional and visceral appeal.
No more of that. Letting Carter or Baker run the peace process would be a boon to terrorists everywhere and would probably end up lighting up the Middle East. And not in that thousand-points-of-light way either. Survival first, we’ll figure out the rest later. If Kerry is the Democratic nominee, I’ll be voting for Bush:
[Kerry] met with Arafat. After September 11. After Bill Clinton blamed Arafat for the Oslo collapse. After George W. Bush refused to meet with Arafat. After Arafat had commenced a barbaric war against Israel. After that — and in the midst of that — he meets with Arafat. And he came away from that meeting thinking the answer is to appoint Jimmy Carter as presidential envoy and start the negotiations with Taba.