'The very long life of Frank Woodruff Buckles,' Part II
A good post
by an opponent of the Iraq war who warns Democrats that troop withdrawals without a strategy could lead to disaster (via Instapundit
). ... I'm not a paranoid person by nature. But the Democrats' suddenly very loud withdraw-'em-now calls do make me wonder why the media didn't call them on the issue before the election. Nancy Pelosi is still talking
in 'fresh start' and 'new direction' generalities about Iraq -- even though we now know 'fresh start' means something very specific: Withdrawal. I can't say I'm surprised by Dems' position. I also don't regret the tossing out of Republicans. The GOP's mishandling of Iraq, via the administration and a cowed Congress, has gotten us in a huge and tragic mess. Change in Iraq wasn't going to happen without political change here. But Dems are really misreading the moderate middle if they think defeat is acceptable. ...