Nine people with a dilettante’s knowledge of Middle East politics debated Middle East politics for most of the two hours CNN allocated for them to little effect. For me, the highlight:
Christie chose to ignore the insinuation though, with more time and reflection, Rand Paul could have tightened the noose:
For a candidate running exclusively on his ability to keep the country safe (since running on his record or his looks is out of the question) it can be argued that he was the one who engineered the last successful terrorist attack in New Jersey and, if Christie were to continue to disavow any Bridgegate involvement, he paints himself (as Paul Mulshine noted) a dolt:
Here is a candidate who claims he has the skill and experience to sniff out conspiracies in faraway places among people who speak Arabic or perhaps Farsi.
Yet here is a candidate who failed to sniff out a conspiracy that was hatched a few doors down from his office by people who speak perfect English.
If we take Christie at his word, he is too inept to figure out what’s going on in the streets of Bergen County – yet he considers himself capable of finding out what’s going on in the back alleys of Beirut.