The War Party and Its Legacy
Mr. Nicholas Sanchez has an intriguing article here on the legacy that George W. Bush will leave behind for the Republican Party. I try to avoid political discussions in the blogsphere, but this is certainly one area that I believe conservatives ought to consider. Perhaps Sanchez is being a bit pessimistic when he states, “This political dearth Republicans face can largely be traced to Bush’s philosophical metamorphosis from a traditional, non-interventionist conservative to the neoconservatives’ exemplar of a ‘War President, and his positioning of the Republicans as the ‘War Party’,” but perhaps he is not far off target in describing the disillusion that many conservatives feel in seeing their party usurped by neo-conservatives.
One thing is certain, Americans still tire of war quite easily and it should be something worth remembering. The legacy of the War on Terror and the architects who designed is yet to be decided and there are certainly more reflective historians who can gaze at this problem.
May God remember us in this coming election!