Strange Bedfellows

by matttbastard

This is interesting – Bloomberg reports that former Carter admin National Security Advisor Zbigniew Brzezinski has endorsed Barack Obama:

Obama “recognizes that the challenge is a new face, a new sense of direction, a new definition of America’s role in the world,” Brzezinski said in an interview on Bloomberg Television’s “Political Capital with Al Hunt.”

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“There is a need for a fundamental rethinking of how we conduct world affairs,” he added. “And Obama seems to me to have both the guts and the intelligence to address that issue and to change the nature of America’s relationship with the world.”

Strangely enough, despite the ringing endorsement from “America’s most notable foreign policy realist“, Obama is being advised on foreign policy by unrepentant liberal interventionist Ivo “Concert of Democracies” Daalder of the Brookings Institution. That, coupled with Obama’s now-infamous close relationship with Joe Lieberman, has me reconsidering my somewhat reflexive antipathy towards Senator Clinton (and questioning Brzezinski’s judgment).

Update: Hilzoy’s take on the Brzezinski endorsement.

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Signs of the End (and a Reminder That All is Still Right With The World)

by matttbastard

File under: blind squirrel finds nut – Jim Hoagland gets it; Josh Marshall is stunned. Oh, and ‘Republican rebellion’ my dirty hippy ass. John Warner is still a two-faced sack of opportunistic shit:

The senator, after a meeting with White House aides, told reporters: “We simply cannot as a nation stand and continue to put our troops at continuous risk of loss of life and limb without beginning to take some decisive action.”

But he did not go as far as saying that he would support Democratic members of Congress who are likely to renew their attempts to pass legislation to set a timetable. So far only a handful of Republicans have joined them.

For christ’s sake, until you’re willing to put a vote on the table, STFU.

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