"But there are other neocons seem to feel a show of force some kind is needed at this time. The National Review staff described a recent interview with Charles Krauthammer this way:
Referring to press secretary Jay Carney’s warning that allowing Snowden to leave will undoubtedly harm China’s relationship with the U.S., Krauthammer argued that nobody in Beijing takes President Obama’s threats seriously: “Nobody worries or cares about what Obama says because it carries no weight.”
Bear in mind, back in 2001, after a Chinese pilot bumped an American spy plane over international waters, seized the crew, dismantled the plane piece by piece to reverse engineer the plane’s technology, charged the US for room and board for “the well-being of the crew” and then got an official apology from the US government, Krauthammer described events this way:
Krauthammer apparently is arguing that the US government is showing more weakness now than when it agreed to leave a tip for hostage takers. And we know, from past experience, what he’d recommend to shed an appearance of weakness. And yet, there doesn’t seem to be much of a clamor from the usual suspects for following the Ledeen doctrine these days.
So, for grins and giggles, pretend you’re one of them… who would you propose invading, and why? And tell your friends." Does anyone take the Kraut seriously?