Thursday, January 5, 2017
The left and right are having a meltdown over Russia
At NYPOST by John Podhoretz
In this time of weird reversals, Democrats and liberals who scoffed at Mitt Romney’s 2012 assertion that Russia was our primary adversary have become so convinced of Vladimir Putin’s perfidy they sound like the Cold Warriors of old.
Meanwhile, our incoming president continues to extend the benefit of the doubt to Russia when it comes to cyber-mischief, even going so far as to get in a public kerfuffle with America’s intelligence agencies and accuse them of rescheduling a briefing on Russia out of rudeness or lack of preparation.
Those agencies have been a consistent subject of liberal Democratic fear and loathing dating from congressional inquests into their alleged evils during the 1970s to the extraordinary rendition and harsh interrogations of enemy prisoners in the years following 9/11.