Tuesday, January 30, 2007

Blogging with Mario and Jonah and James...

Two recent posts culled from NRO's The Corner regarding Senator Webb's SOTU response.

The first is by Mario Loyola where he contests the Senator's claim that President Eisenhower brought the Korean War to an end. He begins with an excerpt from James Taranto's Best of the Web:
Actually, it's not quite accurate to say Ike brought the Korean war to an end. The Koreas signed an armistice but never a peace treaty, and thus remain technically at war, with some 30,000 U.S. troops still in South Korea to protect against the North—though the current stalemate, for the moment at least, is bloody only for the people of North Korea. The inconclusive outcome of the Korean War can easily be interpreted as a warning of the dangers of leaving threats for future generations to deal with.

Mr. Loyola then fleshes out the history of the Korean conflict that preceded the armistice. His point is, it didn't just happen. The military situation had to be changed first.

A few posts later Jonah Goldberg picks up on Mario's theme and asks, "Maybe Webb Wants to Use Nukes?"