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Friday, April 28, 2006

Dear Mr. Beinart

Peter Beinart in Rock Creek Park

NY Times' Sunday Preview: Democrats Need a Shot of 'Cold War Liberalism'

By E&P Staff

Published: April 28, 2006 1:10 PM ET

NEW YORK Democrats may feel they are riding high, heading into the midterm elections with President Bush’s approval rating at an all-time low, but Peter Beinart offers a warning, and a new direction, for the party in a feature piece upcoming this Sunday in The New York Times Magazine. It’s titled provocatively, “The Rehabilitation of the Cold-War Liberal.”

The article is adapted from his forthcoming book, “The Good Fight.” Beinart is currently editor-at-large for The New Republic.

Beinart warns that it is not enough for the Democrats to simply run on “competence” this year, rather than telling Americans “what their vision is.” For better or worse, the Republicans have such a vision, which voters understand: “America represents good in an epic struggle against evil.”

Democrats have some good foreign-policy minds and even some worthy foreign-policy proposals but no “coherent story about the post-9/11 world....Before Democrats can conquer their ideological weakness, they must first conquer their ideological amnesia,” he declares.

Dear Mr. Beinart.

You sir, are a coward, recommending the deaths of others while you spout nonsense about national toughness. You have no idea that if you believe that Iraq is a righteous cause, that you should serve in Iraq, and not sit in some Washington apartment telling 19 year olds to die for your fantasy of empire.

The Liberals you talk about served their country in time of war, they weren't loud talking fops, spouting couch side courage.

I think will help you develop the character you so sadly lack.

posted by Steve @ 3:43:00 PM

3:43:00 PM

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