Wednesday, November 16, 2005

who won the election anyway?

Just one Minute

"What Lieberman doesn't say is that many Democrats would view such an outcome as an advantage. Their focus on 2002 is a way to further undercut President Bush, and Bush's war, without taking the risk of offering an alternative strategy -- to satisfy their withdraw-now constituents without being accountable for a withdraw-now position.

Many of them understand that dwindling public support could force the United States into a self-defeating position, and that defeat in Iraq would be disastrous for the United States as well as for Mahdi and his countrymen. But the taste of political blood as Bush weakens, combined with their embarrassment at having supported the war in the first place, seems to override that understanding"

There is no alternative strategy to offer. The Dems lost the election are not in charge of anything. Why should they have to offer an alternative strategy? No other opposition party in the world has to justify itself from the back benches like this.

At some point closer to the election the Dems will have to come up with an alternate policy. Bush is just trying to blame the passengers in the car he was driving when they ended up lost. Sure those passengers might have mumbled occasionally about reading the map, or even done some back seat driving. There is no indication though that Bush ever listened to them until the wheels fell off anyway.