Tuesday, December 19, 2006

Iraq: In or Out

The semantics that swirl around any discussion of Iraq have always been irritating and have helped obscure some key points of opposition to the war and also some key points of agreement among the war's growing number of opponents.

No one, except Bush and Cheney, support sending more troops unless it's accompanied with a plan to bring all troops home by this time next year.

Bush and Cheney are increasingly isolated on Iraq. The issue they have pushed most agressively, first through McCain/Lieberman and various right wing gassbags and now as part of a new strategy to be announced early next year is the idea of "one last push" to secure Baghdad. Well, apparently even the Joint Chiefs disagree with that.

One on side: Bush, Cheney, McCain/Lieberman

On the other: Everyone Else

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