The PJ Tatler

Jonah Goldberg on Hypocrisy

From today’s Goldberg Files:

Yes, liberals are hypocrites for not shouting “Chickenhawk!” at Obama. But conservatives would be just as hypocritical for shouting “Chickenhawk!” at Obama. More to the point, the argument over the proper application of the term “chickenhawk” completely leaves out the question of whether the underlying policy was wrong or right. FDR was a chickenhawk, World War II was good policy. Remember?

Again, it is very difficult to make this point about Obama’s policy because it is entirely unclear that he has one. But amidst all of the shouting, it’s worth keeping in mind.