Monday, February 19, 2007

Frum & Perle: One

Page Five of AETE, file under neocon stupidity:

Iran defied the Monroe Doctrine and sponsored murder in our own hemisphere [...] in Buenos Aires -- and our government did worse than nothing: It opened negotiations with the murderers.

The Monroe Doctrine, really now?

Um, the Monroe Doctrine ceased to have any meaning in 1917, when the US joined in fighting World War One. But aside that, what would Frum and Perle have the US do? Who died and made US defender of Argentina? That an Islamic bombing of Jews or Latins or whomever occured in Argentina is no more our business than an ETA bombing of Spaniards in Iberia, or an IRA bombing in London.