POLITICO: ON TERROR ‘WE ARE ALL RIGHT WINGERS NOW’
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Hollande is likely to get a great deal of such support. Because in one night of slaughter, the attacks in Paris have caused the tectonic plates of geopolitics to shift sharply rightward, and no one will be unaffected. The new axis of opinion in the U.S. and Western European countries is plainly going to be harsher, more interventionist and less tolerant of, well, tolerance. Americans were already beginning to lose their post-Iraq war squeamishness about intervening overseas: a November Quinnipiac University poll found that American voters, by a 54-38 percent margin, backed sending U.S. troops to fight the Islamic State in Iraq. It’s safe to assume we’re about to grow more even more interventionist in mood, and Obama, as is his wont, may well follow the public temper, stepping up the minimalist approach he’s taken to countering Islamic State in Iraq and Syria so far.
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One can only hope that “We, The Sheeple” get smarter and not let this turn into more interventionism.
One can assume that the Donald will be swept into office with his gruff, but surprisingly anti-war, ideas. The wall will be built. The “refugee resettlement” will end BHO44’s attempt to remake America into a Democratic paradise of European Socialism. And, hearts will be hardened.
I hope that we learn the lesson that America’s crude use of force to topple “bad guys” has caused this “blowback”.
I would assume that the terrorists hit Paris because they can’t hit us here. … … Yet!
As I said to a certain young lady last night: “This is going to get very ugly very quickly.”
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