Most people who know me would say that I am somewhat to the left of center when it comes to politics. But I try to keep an open mind. This week on The Daily Show with Jon Stewart, Nancy Sodenberg was on to hawk (heh, heh) her book, The Superpower Myth: the Use and Misuse of American Might. Now, Jon Stewart is not known for his right-leaning point of view but he brought up some points which are valid and are a conundrum to many Democrats. He said, “But what do you make of–here’s my dilemma, if you will. I don’t care for the way these guys [the current U.S. administration] conduct themselves. ….But boy, when you see the Lebanese take to the streets and all that, and you go, “Oh my God, this is working…” Sodenberg replies, “Well, I think, you know, as a Democrat, you don’t want anything nice to happen to the Republicans, and you don’t want them to have progress. But as an American, you hope good things would happen.”
I guess only time will tell if this is a case of a cause and effect, and if so, whether the means justified the ends.