Huckabee crossed that line
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In the post-9/11 Republican Party, there is one line that us conservatives don't cross. We do not critique Bush's handling of foreign policy and national security issues from a leftist perspective. Those who do, like Lincoln Chafee, Chuck Hagel, and Walter Jones, get "primaried".
After improvements in Iraq finally begin to take place and victory appears to be attainable, Mike Huckabee, in his latest Foreign Affairs piece, attacked President Bush's handling of the War on Terror from the left.
Even Ron Paul has not crossed that line.
At least when Ron Paul says everything about blowback, and leaving Iraq, it is a far-right wing critique based upon the principles of nonintervention and that America should not be spending money abroad.
The following statements of Hucakebee are all attacks on President Bush from a left-wing perspective:
1. President Bush has an arrogant foreign policy.
2. President Bush has a "bunker mentality".
3. Guantanamo Bay needs to be closed because other people don't like it.
4. Bush is on a path "to war with Iran".
5. We need to negotiate with Iran.
6. Our relationship with Iran is strained, much like "friends who don't talk for some time".
7. A lack of opportunity is the root cause of terrorism.
8. "Much like a top high school student, if it [the US] is modest about its abilities and achievements, if it is generous in helping others, it is loved.”
Wrong party Huck.
I'll forgive Republican heresy on any other issue, but not this one.