April 22nd, 2008

Apollo 4 on column of fire

Hillarious

We were amused mightily by Hillary Clinton using her ‘victory’ speech to beg for money. At least it put the speech in touch with so-called ‘reality’.

We were not amused by Hillary Clinton’s expressions of maniacal trigger-happiness with the nuclear football, especially in the supposed defense of a nation with which the US has no military alliance, and no longer support her for the running-mate position. If there is one thing you do not do publicly unless you are a maniac, or too dumb to know better, it is to promise massive, massive, massive military action on the supposed behalf of a nation with which you do not have a military alliance.

It’s bad enough to have to make such public promises where you do have treaty alliances, into which you must, therefore, enter carefully. (Unless you are George W. Bush, in which case you want to give full NATO membership to every hamlet within five kilometers of Moscow and put missiles there.)