July 31, 2007

Surrender Dubya! Donks Strike Again

T'other day, in musing on the whole TNR/Rochabeuchamp kerfluffle, I said:

Frankly, I dunno what to make of this guy yet, nor of TNR's apparent decision to hustle his dispatches out without, you know, fact-checking them or anything. Ace and Dan Reihl have been all over the coverage, and I like Hugh Hewitt & Mark Steyn's theory that TNR's actions are a sign of panic among the Surrender Dubya! crowd in Washington that good news about the surge is starting to get out and might sap war opposition.

This provoked our house gadfly LB Buddy to ask, "You do realize this is fantasy, don't you?"

Meb, but if so, then I'm playing the same Level Twenty Cynic with Plus Five Machiavellian Hit Points character as is the House Majority Whip:

House Majority Whip James Clyburn (D-S.C.) said Monday that a strongly positive report on progress on Iraq by Army Gen. David Petraeus likely would split Democrats in the House and impede his party's efforts to press for a timetable to end the war.

Clyburn, in an interview with the washingtonpost.com video program PostTalk, said Democrats might be wise to wait for the Petraeus report, scheduled to be delivered in September, before charting next steps in their year-long struggle with President Bush over the direction of U.S. strategy.

Now I will withhold aiming neener neeners at LB Buddy because not only is he a former teammate of mine, he's also a gen-u-ine principled pacifist. However, I emphasize again the sentiment of my previous post: for some, perhaps a great many Democractic politicians in Dee Cee, foreign policy is being driven not by a desire to protect the national interest, but by a desire to take down the President at all costs. I find this utterly contemptible.

Posted by Robert at July 31, 2007 09:10 AM | TrackBack