Thursday, June 23, 2011

Dissent is Bad

Look, I want to win in Libya. But as we debate what to do, please don't think that we are operating under Bush-era rules where dissent is the "highest form of patriotism." Case in point, secretary of State Clinton has a caution for legislators debating whether to hamstring President Obama in conducting the war (yes, it is a war):

She's asking bluntly, "Whose side are you on?"

Give them time and they'll note that Thomas Jefferson never made that patriotism statement.

Still, perhaps I'm being unfair to Clinton. Maybe she is truly unsure of whose side we're on given her past statement that our military objective is to provide a "level playing field" in Libya.