Bending the Third Rail
Because We Should, We Can, We Do
Friday, December 01, 2006
The Debate
Froomkin opens his column today with this:
In another example of President Bush's post-election loss of control over the national agenda, the debate in Washington is now officially no longer about how we achieve victory in Iraq, but how we cut our losses.

It's no longer about whether we withdraw our troops, it's about when.
Well, perhaps the debate for everyone but Bush is not if but when, but someone needs to tell the Preznit.

I disagree with Froomkin. I think the next chapter will be the entire United States, including Laura and Barney, vs. George Bush. I would like to think that a national concensus of withdrawal would cause Bush to change course, but I just don't believe it will.

We shall see, because clearly the population and the establishment are headed in that direction ..... Digby:
Blaming the American people is an excellent political strategy, however, and I hope these conservatives keep it up. There's nothing that betrayed voters like more than to be called stupid, cowardly and traitorous. (I know I've been enjoying it for the last couple of decades.) I'm sure all those independents and moderates who now see through Bush and the Republicans are going to love it too. It really clarifies your thinking.

This isn't the 1970's. They aren't going to get away with blaming the cowardly public this time. There are no hippies to hate ---- just millions of average, taxpaying, middle class Americans who know damned well when they've been lied to. And if they don't, there are many of us out here who will remind them.