Carol Platt Liebau: Painted into a Corner?

Sunday, April 15, 2007

Painted into a Corner?

Martin Schram makes a rather obvious observation that's been offered on this blog as well -- that Democrats are, once again, revealing themselves as fundamentally weak and unserious about national security, in a way that may well come back to hurt them in national elections.

What's interesting is that they're likewise eroding the sense that there's any larger principle than sheer political gain at stake in what they're doing. Here's an incredibly revealing quote from Harry Reid:

We're going to pick up Senate seats as a result of this war.

Those sorts of concerns must explain how Reid could call for more troops in Iraq as recently as December, yet be at the vanguard for withdrawing funding a scant four months later. Concerned about the national security of their country? Willing to put partisan differences aside to beat a pernicious terrorist foe? Not this bunch.


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