Joan Baez made the Buzz at NRO

Joan Baez and lots of other Vietnam protesting types seem to be coming out in Texas. I find their attitudes and insights both unique and amazing. I was reading the Buzz on the National Review’s website and I found Baez to not be as inflammetory as I thought she would be but, just as misguided.
In this exerpt I find her naive and a little blind….

I then asked Baez what she thinks the U.S. and international community could do to ensure a peaceful transition if and when the U.S. leaves Iraq:

“There’s no way to ensure a peaceful transition. There’s already been so much chaos and unnecessary violence. Much of that has been created by us. But there was already this disgusting level of chaos and violence with Saddam Hussein.”

“We’ve just made ourselves so loathsome that whatever happens I think will be better. We have antagonized the world so much. I mean, I travel a lot. When I’m in places like Italy I memorize the Italian translation and I say, ‘I ask for your forgiveness for what my president is doing to the world. And they stand, they get up and give a standing ovation, because someone finally does get it. That’s how they see it. Granted, that is my public. But that public is pretty broad.”

The nations of the world wouldn’t keep bringing their problems to us if we were so loathsome. We are still viewed as the great rescuers of the world, not that I think that is really our job. I think Baez’s audience is not part of the worldwide mainstream. While everyone may not be thrilled with Iraq they are happy we, and not them, are dealing with it.

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