Monday, January 08, 2007

Democrats and Iraq, Blah, Blah, Blah

This weekend there was lots of talk from Nancy Pelosi and other misleaders on how Congress "might" cut off funding when the Bushies escalate the war. This is a sop to the anti-war sentiment in the country but will not occur. The Democrats in the House showed how bold they would be when electing leadership in December. John Murtha, the veteran hawk turned dove would have been the ideal standard bearer for an orderly withdrawal position but he was soundly defeated by the pro-war hawk Steny Hoyer who will now as Majority leader speak for the escalation position. The Democrats are now playing their historical role (at least in the 20th century) when it comes to intervention; talk the talk of peace and pacifism but when it comes to the vote and action to side with the interventionists and war party.

How the NY Times has hyped the surge.

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