Auch bei den Kriegsgegnern wächst zusammen, was schon immer zusammen gestört hat. Während das politische Zentrum von McCain bis Lieberman weiter zur Rettung Afghanistans vom Talibanterror steht, finden sich rechte Republikaner mit linken Demokraten in einer gruseligen Allianz zusammen, die schlimme Erinnerungen an die dunkelsten Zeiten des letzten Jahrhunderts weckt:

There was a dustup almost two weeks ago when GOP Chairman Michael Steele got in trouble for claiming the war in Afghanistan is essentially unwinnable. The war was one of “Obama’s choosing,” Steele proclaimed […]

Next, conservative journalist Ann Coulter jumped in. In her weekly column, she argued that Obama’s motive in ramping up the war wasn’t “based on a careful calculation of America’s strategic objectives. He did it because he was trapped by his own rhetorical game of bashing the Iraq war while pretending to be a hawk on Afghanistan.” Calling Afghanistan “Obama’s war,” she added: “Everyone knows it’s not worth the trouble and resources to take a nation of rocks and brigands”

[…] in her concluding remarks, Coulter went way beyond arguing for a change in policy on this particular war: “I thought the irreducible requirements of Republicanism were being for life, small government and a strong national defense, but I guess permanent war is on the platter now, too.”

[…] Coulter comes dangerously close to the paleocons and right-wing isolationists of the Buchanan and American Conservative camp. So it did not come as a surprise to find Pat Buchanan enthusiastically praising Coulter the morning after her column appeared on the Morning Joe TV program on MSNBC, before going on to say to fellow panelist Dan Senor that “you people have brought us into Iraq and now Afghanistan.”

Um es noch einmal klar zu sagen: Solange er dabei nichts kaputt macht, ist es natürlich ok, daß Obama sich auch ein bißchen mit der Befreiung der Afghanen schmückt. Aber der Krieg war ursprünglich Bushs Krieg. Und das ist jetzt nichts, weswegen man sich schämen müßte. Dagegen zu sein hingegen schon.