atrios is blowing a fuse over a david ignatius column...
Leaving is losing. That's the Bush doctrine. You either embrace what the Democrats are offering, or you embrace Bush's "leaving is losing" plan. The Magical Pundit Pony Plan, which will never happen, is only about gazing at yourself in the mirror so you can marvel at how much smarter you are than all the politicians, instead of bothering to make the choice between the actual options.atrios is right, of course... the criminals in the bush administration don't give a shit for benchmarks or even victory, for that matter... they don't give a shit if the iraqis murder each other down to the last man, as long as the
4 years later I am so sick of every "what we really need to do in Iraq" column which gets published. None Of That Is Going To Happen. We either stay there under George Bush, or we start to get the fuck out. You don't get to micromanage the war.
taj mahal new embassy in the green zone and the permanent u.s. bases can remain intact... and, unfortunately, we've only got one congressman who's willing to put himself on the line about getting the hell out, and that's russ feingold... yes, harry reid has signed up with him, and so have leahy, boxer, kerry, and dodd, and that's good... but it's been feingold, and feingold alone, who has never wavered, not from day one... he's got a diary up at kos which is worth snipping a few words from...
If the President vetoes the emergency supplemental bill, it will only show more Americans and more members of Congress how detached his administration is from the reality of the situation in Iraq – and from the reality here at home, too. We will not be deterred by a veto or by the self-deluding rhetoric coming from die-hard supporters of the President’s misguided Iraq policy. We already have strong support for this latest effort from Senators Leahy, Boxer, Kerry, and Dodd. We will only work harder to act on the ever-growing consensus that ending our military involvement in Iraq is the right thing to do for our troops, our national security, and our ongoing fight against the global terrorist networks that threaten the safety of all Americans.my man, russ... why the hell aren't you running in 2008...?
Labels: 2008 Election, Atrios, Barbara Boxer, Bush Administration, Chris Dodd, Congress, Democrats, George Bush, Iraq, Iraq war funding proposal, Iraq withdrawal, John Kerry, Patrick Leahy, Russ Feingold
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