Here are some other opinions:
- Kathleen Parker, a mild conservative columnist, writes that the letter was a "bad but not apocalyptic idea and illustrates one of the more dangerous aspects of Washington’s indigenous narcissistic disorder."
- Another WaPo columnist writes that Tom Cotton just projected his name to great heights among the Tea Party types. That certainly is a good point. He came up with a way to punk Obama that isn't likely to be topped anytime soon.
- Quotes from GOP senators and aides who didn't support this letter, including Bob Corker, the chairman of the Senate Foreign Relations Committee. "Not... going to be constructive" and "cheeky."
- A somewhat whiny criticism that nonetheless contains insight about the tone and tactical cluelessness of the letter.
- Finally, Jonathan Chait shows how neocon thinking, tactics, and fingerprints are all over this letter.
It is terribly sad that American politics has sunk quite this low. This is a critically important issue, so it deserves critical thinking, not partisan foolery.
Tom Cotton undeterred by unintended consequences