Wednesday, 23 September 2009
Quote of the Day
'President Obama should have Joe Biden, Saakashvili’s pal, phone him up and instruct him thus:
“Mikheil, if you interfere with the sea commerce of Abkhazia, and provoke Russia into a Black Sea war, you fight it yourself. The Sixth Fleet is not going to steam into the Black Sea and pull your chestnuts out of the fire, old buddy. It will be your war, not ours.”'
Patrick J Buchanan
I disagree with 'Pitchfork Pat' on numerous issues (caring for the poor, the war on drugs), though he is spot on when it comes to foreign policy. He is also an excellent writer with good knowledge of history and geography. In an era when most political journalists write with awe about national leader's soundbytes, like 'art critics' gazing at elephant shit sculptures, it is a joy to read a really intelligent and literate author.
See that there is a Buchanan Brigade mailing list. I'd better subscribe to that before my reputation as a 'hand-wringing liberal' starts spreading.