Alec Baldwin Disses Jeane Kirkpatrick, Advocates Disbanding CIA
Arianna Huffington really needs to rethink access to her blog. Lately, the nonsensical ravings of her guests would be much more appropriate at Daily Kos than the Huffington Post.
This abomination by actor Alec Baldwin is a perfect example. On the day America learned it had lost one of the classiest people to ever represent our country at the United Nations, Baldwin chose to disparage her in a way that either questioned her femininity, or insinuated she was a warmonger:
I heard William Bennett on CNN, eulogizing Jean [sic] Kirkpatrick. He referred to her as the GOP's Thatcher and called her "our Iron Lady." What is it about these people that they can never talk of peace? (Even their women have to come across like Vince Lombardi.)
How thoroughly disgraceful. Huffington should either request Baldwin apologize for this detritus, or do it herself.
Yet, that wasn’t Baldwin’s only absurdity (emphasis mine):
There is a way to defeat terrorism while building new and better alliances in the Arab world. It will be an enormously complex and difficult diplomatic puzzle. But the first step might be oddly simple. Get rid of the CIA, which has outlived its usefulness and is an embarrassment to this great country, and rebuild and reform US intelligence capabilities to fight this new type of threat. I think our hopes must begin there.
Imagine that. According to this genius, getting rid of the nation’s foremost intelligence agency will defeat terrorism. He must also think we could reduce the crime rate by eliminating police officers.
Welcome to enlightened, liberal elite thinking, ladies and gentlemen, brought to you on a daily basis by the editors of the Huffington Post. Arianna must be very proud.