It turns out that Mike Huckabee’s lame discussion of foreign policy with Don Imus was a repeat performance. Huckabee previously appeared with Imus on October 26, 2006. At that time, he embraced James Baker’s recommendations for dealing with the situation in Iraq, and threw in his “Holiday Inn Express” joke. Baker, it will be recalled, recommended large scale troop reductions, reliance on negotiations with Iran, and pushing Israel to make concessions.
So, while Huckabee’s jokes haven’t evolved, his thinking about Iraq has. He’s progressed from James Baker (have Iran bail us out) to Colin Powell (we broke it, we own it). But he’s still nowhere near John McCain (let’s defeat our enemies).
NOTE: Here’s the relevant link to the Imus show blog that I could not get to work when I first did this post. The text is as follows:
October 18th, 2006
Arkansas Republican Governor Mike Huckabee was a guest today. He