‘Falluja will be tough’:
Reader No. 1 actually thinks I was wrong below to question Kerry’s harping on the Reserve/National call-up: “I think he might actually have something there given that Rasmussen, and common sense, indicate a majority don't want more troops in Iraq. If he actually had a plan on Iraq besides being 'more effective' than Bush, it might make a difference.” ...
... Yep, the Kerry camp is going to focus on the war more.
Good move. Lot’s of discontent out there on the issue. It probably won’t be enough to win in November. But it’s better than the tired It’s the Economy, Stupid strategy being promoted by the new self-promoting Clintonite clique trying to take over the campaign. They’ll stab Kerry in the back after November, asserting he didn’t follow their advice, I’m sure. But the Clintonites don’t seem to understand that Clinton won in ‘92 in part because A.) The Cold War was over and B.) The War on Terrorism hadn’t begun yet. Times are different. Not that the economy isn’t important. It is. Much to mine there. But you also can’t just ignore Iraq, Afghanistan and the threat of terrorism.
... And yep, something short of hell is definitely going to break loose in Iraq post-election.
The CSM had a good article last week on the delay-the-inevitable-showdown