Weisberg admits that Iraq is a terrible mistake just as Vietnam was, but opposing both of those wars makes Democrats look like wimps who don't understand islamofascismtotalitarianwhatever and that spells doom for the Party. Again, what this means is that if somebody wants to wage a cynical, immoral, useless war for no good reason, Democrats simply have to go along with it if they want to be taken seriously. Why that should be, I don't know. It seems to me that people who recognize when something is immoral, useless and stupid should be the ones taken seriously. But apparently that's not how this works.
And for appropriate balance, Digby shares this from Wes Clark
, who, unlike Weisberg, actually knows a little something about national security:
You see, despite what Joe Lieberman believes, invading Iraq and diverting our attention away from Al Qaeda and Osama bin Laden is not being strong on national security. Blind allegiance to George W. Bush and his failed "stay the course" strategy is not being strong on national security. And no, Senator Lieberman, no matter how you demonize your opponents, there is no "antisecurity wing" of the Democratic Party.
But there is the wing that can't understand why pundits with such a deep moral sickness
are taken seriously, much less, get to see their lame blathering published.
C&L has The Daily Show
, with senior political analyst Samantha Bee dissecting Loserman's Tuesday night spin:
JS: Sam, are you at least impressed with the persistence of Joe Lieberman? You remember his sports analogy, it's only half time, coming out for the second half?
SB: Yeah. Let me use another analogy: Dating.
"Joe, we don't want to go out with you anymore."See, it's not persistence, Jon. It's called stalking.
"Great, so I'll pick you up Tuesday at 8."
Looks like the Repulsives are going to be having themselves a little conversation
over the next 2 years.
BAGHDAD — They have a new constitution, a new government and a new military. But faced with incessant sectarian bloodshed, Iraqis for the first time have begun openly discussing whether the only way to stop the violence is to remake the country they have just built.
Leaders of Iraq's powerful Shiite Muslim political bloc have begun aggressively promoting a radical plan to partition the country as a way of separating the warring sects. Some Iraqis are even talking about dividing the capital, with the Tigris River as a kind of Berlin Wall.
Another Bush/Cheney success story, I guess.
Representative Rahm Emanuel nails last night's Lamont victory:
“This shows what blind loyalty to George Bush and being his love child means,” said Representative Rahm Emanuel of Illinois, the leader of the Democratic House Congressional campaign. “This is not about the war. It’s blind loyalty to Bush.”
That and a very good analysis of the Lamont victory by Markos over at Daily Kos