Tuesday, July 17, 2007

Lowry's Irruption

He writes:
David Brooks in his column today quotes part of a passage from the Bush interview on Friday that hits on something that has long bothered me -- Bush's theology of freedom....Bush believes the spread of liberty is "inevitable." If that is the case, why not spare ourselves all the effort and let the inevitable flowering of liberty take hold?
"Long bothered me"? Perhaps chastened by reality (and disasters like this magazine cover) Lowry's now firmly in the bothered camp. But that wasn't always the case. Read this 2005 piece in which a starry-eyed Lowry taunted Democrats for doubting "the budding democratic revolution in the Middle East." He gushed that Bush's freedom agenda in the region could be a "world-changing accomplishment." He concluded:
By toppling Saddam Hussein and insisting on elections in Iraq, while emphasizing the power of freedom, Bush has put the United States in the right position to encourage and take advantage of democratic irruptions in the region.
That was just over two years ago, when being "bothered" wasn't quite as easy as it is now. How long is "long", Rich?

8 Comments:

Anonymous goldhorder said...

Yes, Buckley and Lowry rejoined the real world it seems. Better late than never I suppose. Why Buckley doesn't through those other bums out I'll never know. He could finallly apologize to Joe Sobran and bring him back to run his joke of a rag

7/17/2007 7:14 PM  
Anonymous Anonymous said...

apparently 4 Friedmans is "longtemps" -- maybe Lowry has stumbled into the first words of a new, sadder and American version of "A La Recherche du Temps Perdu"

7/17/2007 9:51 PM  
Anonymous Anonymous said...

Which family connection did Lowry use to get his gasbag gig, anyway? He's every bit as informed and astute as momma's-boy Goldberg and daddy's-boys Kristol and Podhoretz.

Is it just me, or is there a helluva lotta nepotism in America in general, and most especially among the right-wing crowd?
-- sglover

7/17/2007 10:57 PM  
Anonymous Anonymous said...

I'm waiting to personally punch out all my friends who called me a traitor and idiot for not backing Bush. These people are now walking around saying that 'they never were for Bush'.

Whack! Whack!

7/18/2007 12:08 AM  
Blogger Jimmy the Saint said...

Anon 10:57,
There is a reason it is called wingnut welfare. And yes nepotism is rampant in the right wing crowd. It's far reaching.

7/18/2007 12:29 PM  
Blogger Grodge said...

nepotism-- look no further than the Oval Office (aka "Offal" office).

None of the boy-princes-- Goldberg, Podhoretz, Kristol or Bush-- ever saw a minute of combat.

7/18/2007 1:27 PM  
Blogger LFC said...

C'mon, grodge. I think the whole Bush crew is doing a "heckuva' job"!

To be more accurate, they are doing everything I expected of them. All we need to do now is attack Iran to to off their near perfect streak of f***-ups.

7/18/2007 1:47 PM  
Anonymous Awake! said...

TOUGH TALK ON IMPEACHMENT

Bill Moyers Journal explores the talk of impeachment with Constitutional scholar Bruce Fein, who wrote the first article of impeachment against President Bill Clinton, and The Nation's John Nichols, author of The Genius of Impeachment.

Part 1 @ http://tinyurl.com/yw52d5

Part 2 @ http://tinyurl.com/yrqkxg

It is clear that House Speaker Pelosi is wrong and impeachment proceedings should begin immediately: A monarchal and unitary Presidency establishes precedent and principles governing freedom and life that will endure long after Bush and Cheney are gone, there to be used by the next President and his or her successors thereafter; Congress must perform its Constitutional duty and reign in the Executive.

7/18/2007 8:26 PM  

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