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Friday, July 21, 2006

Buchanan, Matthews talk sense about war

You know something's off-kilter in political punditry when Pat Buchanan is one of the most sensible voices on the airwaves. But as a post at Daily Kos notes, he and Hardball's Chris Matthews are proving to be the voices of reason as the neocons and their boosters call for more war. These quotes are from Wednesday's Hardball.

Matthews: We've killed 50,000 Iraqi's in a war that was supposed to be a two-day wonder. When are we going to notice that the neocons don't know what they're talking about. They're not looking at this country's long term interest. They're bound up in regional and global ideology and they have had no experience, I'll say it again, in even a school yard fight.

Are these people nuts? You've got to ask yourself. I certainly hope the president is not listening to them because I really question whether they've got America's national interest at heart. They're calling for wars against people that never attacked us. I don't care how bad they are. There are wicked people all over this world but you don't go after people unless they come after you.

Yes, they are nuts. And while they don't have a grip on reality, they do have a grip on the White House.