I think we just picked sides, Part II
is also picking up something I noticed: Things might be slightly improving in Iraq. Of course no one knows whether it's the start of a decisive trend or temporary push-back by U.S. forces. But from a November election standpoint, it matters. ... Now here's a counterintuitive analysis of E.J. Dionne Jr.'s
analysis of Republicans in full retreat over Iraq, to wit: The retreat might help Republicans. It helped Joe Lieberman in the waning days of the Conn. primary (but not enough) -- and he seems in pretty good condition today. As noted before
, the lesson learned from the Connecticut election might be that strident pro-war or anti-war stands are not what most Americans want to hear right now. ...Update
-- Always include a qualifier when blogging about events in Iraq -- mine above being 'slightly.'
Fierce fighting indeed. ...