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Postby admin » Sat Jan 28, 2012 12:55 pm

Democrats getting tagged with president's war« Thread Started on Jun 18, 2007, 10:01am » --------------------------------------------------------------------------------read at source> ... 8.htmlIraq is President Bush's war, but the Democrats are quickly getting tagged with some blame for it. One of the reasons Congress is propagated the blame--is that Democrats look feckless on how to proceed in Iraq, and not just because they lack the votes to cut off funding. Are they neo-isolationists, determined to exit the region as soon as possible? Democrats like Pennsylvania freshman Rep. Patrick Murphy, who saw ground action as an Army captain, insist not. They want to get out of Iraq and get tough on Al Qaeda at the same time. But the idea isn't getting through.Last week's attack on what remained of the Golden Mosque in Samarra--one of the most revered shrines of Iraq's Shiites--was apparently another sign that the organization known as Al Qaeda in Iraq remains a serious threat. The bombing (along with the violence in Gaza) was also a reminder that Democrats could still be in trouble on national security in 2008. Politically, the "war on terror" continues to be a useful GOP bumper sticker, whatever John Edwards's objections. Instead of bemoaning this, Democrats need their own bumper sticker--some way of framing their position that commits firmly to withdrawal from Iraq, but doesn't make them look like surrender monkeys. Without it, they have no coherent policy.
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