Ending the Debacle In Iraq: What Was The 2006 Election About?
David Sirota crossposts a piece at Daily Kos arguing that Dems are ignoring the judgment of the voters in the 2006 election by not working harder to end the war in Iraq. One commenter disagreed with Sirota on the meaning of the 2006 election, saying:
Ending the war wasn't on the ballot.
Actually, very few Dems ran on "ending the war". Most of them ran on oversight of the war.To say the vote in November was a vote to end the war is demeaning to each and every voter who voted in the fall. Each voter has their own reasons for voting, and to declare by fiat why they voted is wrong.
This seems not a true statement to me. On the eve of the November 2006 election, the NYTimes reported:
A substantial majority of Americans expect Democrats to reduce or end American military involvement in Iraq if they win control of Congress next Tuesday and say Republicans will maintain or increase troop levels to try to win the war if they hold on to power on Capitol Hill, according to the final New York Times/CBS News poll before the midterm election.
I certainly expected it.
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