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Tuesday, June 17, 2008

Why don't we take liberals seriously, again?

Oh, right, that's why:

Richard Danzig, who served as Navy Secretary under President Clinton and is tipped to become National Security Adviser in an Obama White House, told a major foreign policy conference in Washington that the future of US strategy in the war on terrorism should follow a lesson from the pages of Winnie the Pooh, which can be shortened to: if it is causing you too much pain, try something else.

Mr Danzig told the Centre for New American Security: “Winnie the Pooh seems to me to be a fundamental text on national security.”

He spelt out how American troops, spies and anti-terrorist officials could learn key lessons by understanding the desire of terrorists to emulate superheroes like Luke Skywalker…
Luke Skywalker? Terrorists want to "emulate" "superheroes" like Luke Skywalker?

Do Al Quaeda terrorists spend a lot of time watching Western movies? How'd they like the new Indiana Jones? Were they as mad as everybody else about the Sopranos finale?

Oh, the Sopranos isn't a movie, you say? Well, Luke Skywalker wasn't a superhero, either.

Maybe he meant to say "superheroes like Jib."

Say, what did Osama think about the whole Jar Jar Binks thing? For him, or against him?

Hat tip Carol Platt Liebau.

MORE - Jim Geraghty:

…if we don't see John McCain soon holding up a copy of Winnie the Pooh in one hand and the U.S. Army/Marine Corps Counterinsurgency Field Manual, written in part by Gen. David Petraeus, in the other, and pointing out that the next president will need to consult with the authors of the latter book instead of advisers who seek national security guidance in the former book, then the McCain campaign is missing a major, major opportunity...