Urbin Report

Sunday, October 31, 2004

Translating leftie code words

Charles Krauthammer supplies the translation:

"Outsourcing'' is a demagogue's way of saying "using allies.'' (Isn't Kerry's Iraq solution to "outsource'' the problem to the "allies'' and the United Nations?) And in Afghanistan it meant the very best allies: locals who had a far better chance of knowing what cave to storm without getting blown up. As Kerry himself said on national television at the time of Tora Bora (Dec. 14, 2001): "What we are doing, I think, is having its impact and it is the best way to protect our troops and sort of minimalize the proximity, if you will'' -- i.e., not throwing American lives away in tunnels and caves in alien territory. "I think we have been doing this pretty effectively and we should continue to do it that way.''

They he nails the "secret" of the Kerry's so-called "secret plans":
Now, as always, the retroactive military genius says he would have done it differently. Yet in the same interview, asked about how things were going overall in Afghanistan, he said "I think we have been smart, I think the administration leadership has done it well and we are on the right track.''

Once again, the senator's position has evolved, to borrow The New York Times' delicate term for Kerry's many about-faces.