Welcome to European Tribune. It's gone a bit quiet around here these days, but it's still going.
While I do enjoy Sorkin's works (and The West Wing in particular), it seems he rarely questions the parameters within which American foreign policy is conducted (or, as you state in the diary, does so from the wrong angle). Sure, he does so on occasion (for example, in one episode of TWW one character questions the selling of arms to a nation with little or no human rights; in another episode, the president agonises over whether to order the assassination of the minister of a foreign government with terrorist ties, before ultimately giving the go-ahead). I suppose one could argue that the chosen venue puts certain restrictions on what may be said (you wouldn't expect the inner circle of a White House to be a bunch of Noam Chomskys).
Sorry for going slightly off-topic.

"The basis of optimism is sheer terror" - Oscar Wilde
by NordicStorm (m<-at->sturmbaum.net) on Tue Jan 15th, 2008 at 05:51:16 AM EST

Others have rated this comment as follows:


Occasional Series