Over at The Corner, my nemesis Andy McCarthy says something stupid. Again:
It is a sad but true commentary on today’s Democratic Party that Democrats were never going to get serious about the war unless they were responsible and accountable for it. The first nauseating step in that transformation has to be that the MSM discovers, years after the fact, that Islamic militants really do want to kill us.
I think everybody realizes that Islamic militants want to kill us. We were all here for 9/11.
But unlike McCarthy, there’s a lot of us who don’t want to make a wholesale sacrifice of American ideals to defend against that threat. Unlike McCarthy, we don’t lump all (or even most) Muslims in with the militants. Unlike McCarthy, we recognize there are some people who might be inclined to attack us — but who might be convinced to leave us alone. Unlike McCarthy, we’d like to draw those distinctions so that we don’t make matters worse. And unlike McCarthy, we recognize that not everybody accused of terrorism is necessarily a terrorist.
But some are. And we have to deal with them in a firm and decisive way. Democrats believe that just as much as Republicans, despite McCarthy’s stunning, un-American foolishness. He’s a good argument to vote for Obama, all by himself — nobody in a Democratic White House will be silly enough to listen to that little man. But somebody in a McCain administration might, and probably would.