According to Michelle Malkin, NBC's Chris Matthews -- who has his own show that people occassionally watch -- said that if neoconservatives had "been in a schoolyard fight in high school like they should've been, we wouldn't be seeing the world we're getting from them today."
As Thomas Sowell so powerfully argued in an article last week, it's the pacifists who are the root cause of much of the violence in the world today.
There was a time when it would have been suicidal to threaten, much less attack, a nation with much stronger military power because one of the dangers to the attacker would be the prospect of being annihilated.
"World opinion," the U.N. and "peace movements" have eliminated that deterrent. An aggressor today knows that if his aggression fails, he will still be protected from the full retaliatory power and fury of those he attacked because there will be hand-wringers demanding a cease fire, negotiations and concessions.
That has been a formula for never-ending attacks on Israel in the Middle East. The disastrous track record of that approach extends to other times and places -- but who looks at track records?
Sowell has it exactly right; Matthews exactly wrong.
As to the headline, well you can read about my high school fistfight here.
And I'm willing to bet that, unlike me, Matthews never got into a fistfight in high school. If by chance I'm wrong and he did, then I bet he didn't win.