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August 01, 2006

Anti-War Left Completes Takeover of Democratic Party

Democratic leaders (including senior members of every congressional committee on military, intelligence and international affairs) have sent a letter to President Bush urging a complete withdrawal of troops from Iraq.

The Anti-War Left has completed its takeover of the Democratic Party. By making the War on Terror the central issue of the upcoming election, they are only reinforcing their image as a party that cannot be trusted to keep America safe.

Many Americans realize that this war is going to be a long war. It's better for us to fight this war patiently and deliberately rather than sit back and wait to be attacked again.

Until Democrats accept the fact that we are at war and that they need to come up with a realistic strategy for winning instead of just cutting and running, they can expect to lose more elections. Perhaps getting soundly beaten at the polls a couple of times will help them see the error of their ways. But I wouldn't count on it.

Posted by Tom at August 1, 2006 11:02 PM

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"Perhaps getting soundly beaten at the polls a couple of times will help them see the error of their ways."

Are you serious? While I'll gladly admit that the Dems are their own worst enemy, spineless and all that, have you been paying attention to the polls? Bush in the upper 20s/lower 30s approval rating? The majority of the US questioning this invasion?

If the Dems can offer an alternative at all without screwing up, the Republicans are in deep doo this fall.

We shall see, I suppose.

Posted by: Dan Trabue at August 2, 2006 10:51 PM

As part of the Anti-War Left, I could only WISH we had taken over the Democratic Party. That statement, that has taken MONTHS for the "leaders" to agree on, is vague and wishy-washy. It falls well short of a concrete timetable for withdrawal.

The majority of Democratic voters is against the Iraq war. A much smaller percentage of us is against all war. NEITHER group has much control of the Democratic Party.

I only wish it were so.

Posted by: Michael the Leveller at August 4, 2006 10:13 AM

"Complete withdrawal of troops from Iraq"? I wonder if you sexed-up Fox's headline by adding the word "complete."

The gist of these positions is that troop redeployment would begin at a certain time. Some call for completion by a certain date, others don't. Some mention only withdrawal, others describe redeployment into more specific tasks done by smaller troop numbers.

Framing one party's apparent preference for timed withdrawal as a "complete anti-war takeover" seems more anti-Democrat than pro-truth.

And I wonder if that really helps steer political discourse toward the character of Christ.

Posted by: Monte Asbury at August 7, 2006 12:49 AM

The strategy of The Bush administration has always been wrong in the sense that it will take more troops in country than they are willing to commit. We should either take the troops out or put more in. At the current rate this war will never end. Security will never exist and we will loose 500 plus people a year. We need to implement the draft, open it up to people up to 40 who have never served, and put about 300,000 people on the ground. Will you seek a defferment?

Posted by: Mike at August 10, 2006 12:57 AM

They may not have taken over all the legislative posts, but according to Kos, et. al., the move is happening.

Posted by: Doug Payton at August 10, 2006 09:31 PM

Lord, may that day come soon, then.

Posted by: Dan Trabue at August 11, 2006 05:06 PM

I think I heard an "Amen" from Osama. :)

Posted by: Doug Payton at August 11, 2006 05:22 PM