Friday, March 30, 2007

The Constanza Doctrine

A column in Financial Times suggests that this administration's Iraq policy brings to mind a Jerry Seinfeld episode called 'The Opposite'. To improve George's luck with women, Jerry tells him: “If every instinct you have is wrong, then the opposite would have to be right.” According to the author of the article, 'The Iraq policy pursued by the Bush administration satisfies the Costanza criterion: it is the opposite of every foreign policy the world has ever met'. He details several instances of faulty (to put it mildly) policy decisions.
It's not at all surprising to me that we have to look to comedy shows to find the foundation of Bush's policies, but the comedy is gone, only horror is left.


Blogger Jon Swift said...

You might also find the piece I wrote three months ago called "President Bush's Plan for Iraq: The Opposite" interesting.

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