A Conservative Leaves the Nest — Not Far Enough, Though

Michael Smerconish is Philly’™s big conservative radio talk show host, and yesterday’™s column by him in the Philadelphia Inquirer asks some tough questions, even condemns the Bush Administration, though he is careful not to even use the words ‘œBush’ or ‘œCheney’ in his piece. I suppose he’™s a big wimp and using Rumsfeld as [...]

Commentary By: Steven Reynolds

Michael Smerconish is Philly’™s big conservative radio talk show host, and yesterday’™s column by him in the Philadelphia Inquirer asks some tough questions, even condemns the Bush Administration, though he is careful not to even use the words ‘œBush’ or ‘œCheney’ in his piece. I suppose he’™s a big wimp and using Rumsfeld as a scapegoat.

Instead, I suspect we are completely reliant on Musharraf, who is willing to do only as much as guarantees him the continued support of America, but not enough to undermine his tenuous hold over his nation’™s tribal leaders. During my trip, I questioned senior military leaders about my suspicion.

One was quick to use the word sovereignty in his reply before describing the search as ‘œdifficult and nuanced.’ Another told me the hunt was the equivalent of finding one man in the Rockies. Several asked me what would happen if they did find him, insinuating that support for the war in Iraq would further dissipate if that were to occur.

I’™m not blaming our military. But if I am correct

Sunday, July 31st, 2011 by Richard Blair |

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