'Which offered little, if any, movement'
It all sounds so dramatic
: A late-night debate in the august Senate, passionate talk on war and peace, an historic moment for a divided nation. But, wait, Senate Majority leader Harry Reid explains what it's really about: "Because it will focus attention on the obstructionism of the Republicans." ... There you have it. Partisanship. ... It's one of the reasons Congress is viewed with such contempt. It's mostly about gaining a partisan edge and pleasing the base. ... P.S. -- Needless to say, Republicans are no better. They're looking at the '08 election clock themselves and quickly changing course. ...Update
-- Reid has put aside the PR go-to-mattresses
tactic until September. God knows where the actual cots will go. ... Profiles in Courage? Or Profile in PR Stunts? ... Can we now discuss a serious non-partisan proposal on how to proceed in Iraq? ...