Sunday, February 10, 2008


Matt Taibbi has an article in Rolling Stone that goes after the Democrats for their failure to end the Iraq War, writing that
congressional superduo Harry Reid and Nancy Pelosi have completed one of the most awesome political collapses since Neville Chamberlain. At long last, the Democratic leaders of Congress have publicly surrendered on the Iraq War, just one year after being swept into power with a firm mandate to end it. ...

There was much public shedding of tears among the Democratic leadership, as Reid, Pelosi and other congressional heavyweights expressed deep sadness that their valiant charge up the hill of change had been thwarted by circumstances beyond their control - that, as much as they would love to continue trying to end the catastrophic Iraq deal, they would now have to wait until, oh, 2009 to try again. "We'll have a new president," said Pelosi. "And I do think at that time we'll take a fresh look at it."
Gee, you mean all the fuss and feathers about ending the war was actually about positioning for the 2008 elections? Wow, who woulda thunk it?

He also charged that
[a]nti-war organizations essentially became a political tool for the Democrats - one operated from inside the Beltway and devoted primarily to targeting Republicans.
Major "antiwar" groups becoming the Democratic Party caucus of the antiwar movement? No one could have seen that!

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