Shorter Victor Davis Hanson: “Iraq and Afghanistan are both in terrible shape. This clearly vindicates the Republican position on unilateralism and, in consequence, undermines Democratic complaints about Bush foreign policy.”
As we reflect on this particular rhetorical gem, let me stress that I don’t think there is anything wrong with criticizing the lack of clear Democratic policies on Iraq and Afghanistan. But our current administration just isn’t serious about finding solutions to the mess they’ve made. “Stay the course” means punting the hard choices to the next President.