I have no brief for Kennedy, who was actually a pretty lousy President, but, seriously, Barack, you're no Jack Kennedy.
Wednesday, May 21, 2008
Joe Lieberman writes an Op-Ed in the Wall Street Journal today that reiterates what I have been saying all along. Obama loves to invoke the names of Truman and Kennedy (and even Reagan) when discussing foreign policy, but what he is proposing as his approach to foreign policy is almost exactly the opposite of the way those Presidents viewed the world. It makes no sense as an historical allusion. As I have said numerous times in this space, Kennedy's foreign policy would make the heads of most hardcore Democrats today explode in fury. In fact, given such disasters as the Bay of Pigs, he would be reviled as worse than George W. Bush. (If you think the Iraq war has been run badly, go and have a look at the total mess Kennedy created in Cuba.)
Posted by Dave Cavalier at 10:51 AM