On Iraq and Dems: Deja Vu All Over Again
Posted on Fri Feb 02, 2007 at 05:53:30 AM EST
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It stuns me that some Dems and Dem analyzsts seem never to learn the most basic lessons of politics. Four years after proving clearly that political cravenness was the surest way to humiliating defeat, some are, incredibly, urging "caution" again on Iraq. Matt Yglesias writes:
I tend to agree with Ed Kilgore that it would be a mistake to jab the knives in the back of [the Warner] resolution. At the moment, absolutely anything that congress says or does about Iraq is pure kabuki. In kabuki terms, this resolution counts as a repudiation of Bush by Democrats and many Republicans. As policy, from what I can tell this resolution is not-so-wonderful. As kabuki, though, it's good kabuki.
No Matt, it is horrible kabuki. We do not need phony Republican repudiation of Bush, Matt. We do not need a phony nonbinding resolution that embraces the Bush narrative on the Iraq Debacle.
Senator Feingold, apparently one of the few Democrats whose brain (folks love to talk about Feingold's spine when what is most admirable in Feingold is his brain, both for policy AND politics; Feingold was on top of the Iraq issue when the celebrated Rahmbo was still cowering in the corner on the issue) seems to be functioning in Washington, explains it in a manner easy to understand:
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