Tuesday, June 20, 2006

[Iraq, Politics]

Cutting and Running From What?

Good 'ol Karl,
barely free from the steely grip of the hoosegow, goes on the offensive:
Many Democrats "are ready to give the green light to go to war, but when it gets tough and when it gets difficult, they fall back on that party's old pattern of cutting and running," Rove said. "They may be with you at the first shots, but they are not going to be there for the last tough battles. They are wrong, and profoundly wrong, in their approach."
See?--offensive. (We could go down the refutation road and point out what a pinhead Rove is with regard to Democrats and cutting and running--FDR's great WWII pull-out!--but in this post-historical age, when the very assertion of reality is enough to create it, why bother?) Karl will be Karl, and he will lie, cheat, and steal (but not enough to get indicted) as a matter of course. This is not particularly interesting. However, I do have a question:

If Iraq is a successfully-established, functioning democracy, if our mission has been accomplished, and most pointedly, if, as the Bushies contend, the war is over, what exactly does Rove think the Dems are running from?

You can't have it both ways. (Well, you can, but only in Utah, Idaho, and portions of Dixie.)

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