Sunday, June 29, 2008

Fresh faces of foreign policy?

Ralph Peters attacks "whoppers" about the Obama-McCain matchup:
Whopper No. 6: As president, Barack Obama would bring positive change to our
foreign policy - and John McCain's too old to get it.

Hmm: Take a gander at Obama's senior foreign-policy advisers: Madeleine Albright (71), Warren Christopher (82), Anthony Lake (69), Lee Hamilton (77), Richard Clarke (57) . . .
If you added up their ages and fed the number into a time-machine, you'd land in Europe in the middle of the Black Death.
More important: These are the people whose watch saw the first attack on the World Trade Center, Mogadishu, Rwanda, the Srebrenica massacre, a pass for the Russians on Chechnya, the Khobar Towers bombing, the attacks on our embassies in Africa, the near-sinking of the USS Cole - oh, and the US bombing of the Chinese embassy in Belgrade.
Their legacy climaxed on 9/11.
You couldn't assemble a team in Washington with more strategic failures to its credit.
The presence of Madeleine Albright anywhere in the vicinity of U.S. foreign policy ought to scare any sensible American to death. She was without exception the worst Secretary of State in U.S. history.

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