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Invading Mexico

One good thing–maybe the only good thing–about engaging in shouting matches on the tube every so often is whenever I do so I learn something surprising. This morning? With an air of utter confidence and superiority, Phil Angelides repeated Kerry’s line last night that if you believe we should have invaded Iraq after 9/11 you must also believe that FDR should have invaded Mexico after the attack on Pearl Harbor. I’d thought the line so fatuous when Kerry used it last night that I was sure I’d never hear it again. But the Kerry folks must think it’s a winner.

Astounding, no? I mean, the answer is obvious. If you believe we shouldn’t have invaded Iraq, going to war only with fully signed-up members of al Qaeda, then you must also believe that FDR shouldn’t have gone to war with Germany, limiting himself to Japan.

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