Ed Driscoll

The Question

Lynne Cheney and Bill O’Reilly each ask their inquisitors (oh wait, that’s Hugh Hewitt, never mind), err, their interviewers the same basic question: do you want us to win in Iraq? And that’s a question that should be asked of every pundit. As much as Rush and other talk radio hosts beat up President Clinton for his seemingly annual foreign policy excursions (Somalia and Iraq, which he inherited, Bosnia, Haiti, Kosovo, et al), I don’t recall ever hearing Limbaugh say that he didn’t want America to win these conflicts. Contrast that with Michael Moore and Cindy Sheehan’s more infamous utterances, or Keith Olbermann’s.

Letterman apparently waffled when O’Reilly asked him; Wolf Blitzer responded thusly to Lynne Cheney:

The answer, of course, is we want the United States to win. We are Americans. There