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I am: progressive, not a wild-eyed Progressive; liberal, but shun liberals and Liberals; conservative, but some Conservatives worry me; absolutely NOT a libertarian. I am: an idealist, but no utopian; a pragmatist, but no Machiavellian. I am a realist who dreams.


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Thursday, April 19, 2007

Earth to Reid:
   Shut the eff up!

From a CFR report dated yesterday:

Senate Majority Leader Harry Reid (D-NV) said Bush “must search his soul, his conscience” to recognize that a bill calling for a troop drawdown next year is right for the country. The talks took place on an especially bloody day in Iraq, with multiple bombings killing nearly two hundred people (Reuters). The White House wants to give time for Bush’s surge strategy, which aims at pacifying the capital to permit the space for political progress among Iraqi factions, to work.

Look, I understand and accept that Reid, et al, has every right to stand in opposition to foreign policy. But, with rights come responsibility.

Iraqis are DYING because the insurgents are emboldened by the domestic politics of the Democratic Party. Or, do you really believe the increased attacks have absolutely nothing to do with their intended effect on American politics?

If the old adage, "enemy of mine enemy" carries any weight, then the charge of Reid, et al, being in bed with the insurgents has validity. Both are benefiting from, and feeding off of, each others actions.


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