The first Republican Debate

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I was working last night, and didn’t get to watch the debate. Nonetheless, some of the commentary this morning has been wonderful. Best line of the day will be a hard one to determine. I’m torn between Spencer and Matt.

First up, how about Romney’s response on Islam, and the equation of Hamas and Hezbollah to the Muslim Brotherhood? Take it away Spencer:

It’s hardly remarkable that Romney doesn’t know what he’s talking about. In this year’s State of the Union, Bush forced the same conflation when he stated baldly, “The Shia and Sunni extremists are different faces of the same totalitarian threat.” What’s far more troublesome is that there’s absolutely no political consequence for demonstrated ignorance about a jihadist phenomenon that motivates the wars in Afghanistan and Iraq — precisely the sort of ignorance that will make the blithe forecasts of a global war expanding over generations a self-fulfilling prophesy.

I think I’m going to have to go with Matt though, and his response to Guiliani’s comments on Iran’s president. “He has to look at an American president, and he has to see Ronald Reagan,” Giuliani said.


Is that the version of Ronald Reagan who sold the Iranians weapons, or it is the version that sought to check Iranian power by sending Don Rumsfeld to Baghdad to assure Saddam Hussein that the United States didn’t really mind if he used poison gas to attack the Kurdish civilian population?

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