THE FALL OF CONSERVATISM?….Stephen Bainbridge writes:

It’s time for us conservatives to face facts. George W. Bush has pissed away the conservative moment by pursuing a war of choice via policies that border on the criminally incompetent….

Needless to say, I don’t share Steve’s dismay that George Bush has pissed away the conservative movement, but I think he may well be right that this will turn out to be Bush’s legacy. In fact, I think Bush has pissed away the neocon movement too, since the most likely outcome of the Iraq war is an American populace that turns even more strongly against foreign adventurism than it did after Vietnam.

Still, perhaps Steve should take heart. After all, Democrats might fail to take advantage of Bush’s folly. Hard to believe, I know….

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