Ah the sound of liberal hurt feelings:
This is just the crisis to make themselves seem relevant again within the GOP—even if they’re undermining the commander in chief at a pivotal moment.
— Why Neocons Love the StrongmanMichael Tomasky, The Daily Beast
It’s likely, then, that the J-20 no more represents the end of US air superiority than did Cope India or the T-50’s debut. What it does represent is the world’s second economy finally joining a club of nations long-accustomed to designing, building and operating advanced fighter aircraft.
— China’s Over-Hyped Stealth Jet, David Axe, The Diplomat.
Meanwhile, it remains to be seen how much the J-20’s design changes matter and indeed how effective an aircraft it is. But it is evident that the plane’s flight testing, at least, is far more than just a publicity stunt.
—Stealth Changes for China’s Stealth FighterGERRY DOYLE, NEW YORK TIMES. Gobssmacks David Axe.
It must hurt when reality overtakes liberal fantasy.
For decades the left’s orthodoxy was that the West was to make peace with Russia/The USSR, China and that “the tide of war was receding”.
Russia is INVADING the Ukraine. They used TBM’s on Georgia. China is building a modern networked force.
And yet, Michael Tomasky makes current events be all about the left and how those meanie Neo-cons runied everything.
Lest we forget, the media and the left (I repeat myself) went easy on Putin, Hugo Chavez and China. David Axe seems to think that the US military sucks and we have nothing to fear.
So when real life starts to hurt them, they either face reality (and start crying) or escape to fantasy.
President Obama’s foreign policy is based on fantasy.
— Washington Post, Editorial Board
And so it begins.