Friday, September 14, 2007

Playing War for the Cameras

by shamanic

They staged the arguments for war for the 2002 elections, spent 2004 talking about "cut and run defeatocrats", used 2006 to argue that everything was going great, and now for the 2008 election cycle, Bush is going to remove a token number of troops by next July to give the appearance that he's ending his little charade in Iraq.

What I've never understood about a broad swath of war supporters is whether they support the aims of liberating Iraq and bringing democracy to the Middle East, or if they're as obsessed with American electoral timetables as George Bush is. Because it doesn't appear that you can have both unless you're just hopelessly cynical or completely, willfully blind.

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