Every time the Democrats in the House and/or the Senate demand a vote on either ending or curtailing the Iraq war the GOP digs its own grave a bit deeper by preventing any action. The public may not admire the Democrats overmuch--they don't in any case deserve admiration--but the Republicans who refuse to do anything about the war are even more contemptible in the eyes of the public. The Democratic strategy is a good one: Keep voting, keep getting stymied, keep the Republicans digging their grave ever more deeply. The result is inevitable: Congress will fall to the Democrats in even greater majorities and the White House as well. The Republicans can eat crow, embedded as they will be with military diehards and semi-fascist lunatics.
Sep 21 2007 - 8:16am