Dispatches from the Creation Wars

John McCain, Meet James Baker

One of the things that drives me absolutely crazy about our political system is watching politicians make a huge deal out of things they know are not a big deal and make arguments that they know are stupid. The perfect example at the moment is John McCain’s (and Bush’s) absolutely idiotic argument that talking to our enemies is “appeasing” them and that it’s “irresponsible” to hold diplomatic talks with “rogue nations.” It’s utter bullshit and they know it’s utter bullshit, but there’s a subset of absolute morons in this country to whom such “tough” – read: utterly stupid – talk sounds convincing. Below the fold, video of James Baker, Secretary of State under the first President Bush, shredding this ridiculous argument.