American neoconservatives tend to get hostile when you make the point that every country has its neocons. The response typically runs something like this:How can you possibly compare me with those Russians/Chinese/Iranians? Don't you understand that I cloak my hawkish right wing nationalism behind a...
look tough and be completely inept
Torture isn't about effectiveness, it's about toughness. As we know from Usual Suspects, the winner is the one with the most WILL; if Reuel Marc Gerecht believes that brutally torturing.
Matt writes:It's striking how much of conservative thinking about national security these days centers around subjective factors -- determination, emboldening, "claiming victory" -- rather than on objective assessments. Objectively speaking,.