Talk About Childlike Thinking

Carol Platt Liebau
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Posted: Jun 16, 2008 10:01 PM
Hard to believe, but Richard Danzig -- a top contender to become national security advisor in an Obama White House -- has opined that “Winnie the Pooh seems to me to be a fundamental text on national security,” according to this piece in the London Telegraph.

Winnie the Pooh?  Are you kidding?! 

Imagine if some Republican had come out with that.  The laughter and jeering -- from MSM and the left alike -- would echo all the way from here to, say, Tehran.  Suffice it to say that this is not a mark of serious geopolitical thought.  And according to the linked account, Danzig read from chapter one of the A.A. Milne classic to illustrate the need for "change."

Well, let's just hope that Mahmoud Ahmadinejad is as charmed by the philosophy of the "little cuddly all stuffed with fluffies" as the Obama team is.   Somehow, it's hard to imagine that there's much cause for optimism on that point.