Not only has he written a spot on piece about the nuances surrounding what just went down with Mahmoud Ahmadinejad...he did it on a blog! A man that knows where to pay his respects.
President-Elect Fred Thompson via Redstate.org:
"...A lot of folks are happy. The problem, as I see it, is that Ahmadinejad seems to be the happiest.
And why shouldn't he be? He has shown the world that his forces can kidnap British citizens, subject them to brutal psychological tactics to coerce phony confessions, finagle the release of a high-ranking Iranian terror coordinator in Iraq, utterly trash the Geneva conventions and suffer absolutely no consequences.
Some in the West seem part of Iran's propaganda war; claiming that the release of the hostages was a victory that proves the Iranian dictatorship can be reasoned with. To misrepresent unpunished piracy as a victory is as Orwellian as the congressional mandate banning use of the term "the global war on terror." What are we — Reuters?
If we retreat precipitously, the price for that betrayal will be paid first in blood and freedom by the Iranian people, the Kurds, the Afghanis, the secular Lebanese, the moderates in Pakistan and the Iraqis themselves. And America's word may never be trusted again...." (This is just a teaser, read the entire post)
And to the people that keep saying he has no chance of winning --feel free to keep your head in the sand, that's how we won in 2004.
(Cross-posted at Draft Thompson '08)