Saturday, January 27, 2007

We have to Win in Iraq

Or at least that is the new mantra of conservatives. Given that there is an outlet for the opposition to the Iraq War in the Democratic Congress, they have to start taking the Anti-War argument seriously. Or at least a little more seriously than they have.

Consider Dean Barnetts latest article. In it he writes glowingly of a pledge not to support the National Republican Senatorial Committee if they support any candidate that votes in favor of an amendment calling for the President Bush to withdraw or to not do the proposed escalation. Apparently 20,000 people have already signed this pledge. That doesn't seem like that many, actually, but I guess it's the thought that counts.

There are two reasons to demand loyalty to Bush's war. One is that they genuinely believe that we can triumph. The other is that they want to ensure that Democrats get the blame when we lose.

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