Monday, December 22, 2014

You keep using that word

You can see why this looked like a lede story:

President Obama on Sunday called the unprecedented North Korean cyberattack on Sony Pictures an act of “cybervandalism,” not war, sparking outrage among lawmakers who believe the U.S. response has been too weak and may invite further aggression.

... but it's still tempting to ask our little friends at the Washington Times: Do you know what a "war" is and what happens in one?

If you're wondering how long it takes for Marco Rubio to show up, the answer is "about 20 paragraphs":

“I think it’s important that that movie be played, that that movie be seen. I don’t even know if it’s a good movie, but I think it is now important that we figure out a way to get that out there so Americans can watch it,” Sen. Marco Rubio, Florida Republican, told the CBS program “Face the Nation” on Sunday. “It is unacceptable that this attack [was] not just on our country, not just on a business located in America but on our constitutional freedoms. If it is unresponded to, if it stays the way it is now, it is going to be an incentive for others to do the exact same thing in the future."

If you've wondered before whether the WashTimes and RealClearPolitics have similar tastes in powdered soft-drink mix, consider this:

Despite the potential pitfalls of weighing in before all information has been processed, most of the likely 2016 contenders were eager to comment on the news regarding Cuba last week.

Here are four lessons that their responses taught us about the impending presidential race, which will kick off in earnest early next year.
1. If Marco Rubio Runs, He’ll Be the GOP’s Most Vocal Foreign Policy Hawk

You guys can play hawks and doves if you want to. The real fun is going to be watching the short-lived battle between realists and exceptionalists. 



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