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Thread #62901 Message #1464190
Posted By: GUEST,Old Guy
18-Apr-05 - 07:33 AM
Thread Name: BS: Popular Views of the Bush Administration
Subject: RE: BS: Popular Views of the Bush Administration
Poor Churlish Amos:
"As We See It: Time to give Bush credit
Martin Peretz, editor in chief of the magazine and a strong supporter of Al Gore in 2000, writes: "The achievements of Bush's foreign policy abroad represent a revolution in the foreign policy culture at home."
That revolution, he says, flies in the face not only of Clinton policies, but also the policies of Bush's father and his secretary of state, James Baker.
Peretz had greeted Bush's policies, originally, with condemnation. Now, he says, "I was wrong, and in light of what has been achieved in the Middle East, I am glad to say so. Most American liberals, alas, enjoy no similar gladness. They are not exactly pleased by the positive results of Bush's campaign in the Middle East. They deny and resent and begrudge and snipe. They are trapped in the politics of churlishness."