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Monday, July 11, 2005
Another Turn of the Screw?
The latest leaked memo from Great Britain references presumably secret plans to withdraw a majority of British and American troops from Iraq by the middle of next year. Chris Bowers of MyDD offers up a comment so breathtakingly perverse it has about it a truly prophetic ring: “Make no mistake: if Republicans become the party of withdrawal before Democrats are able to do so, they will comfortably sweep the 2006 midterms. An increasingly restless public wants out of Iraq within one year. If Democrats are unable to support an idea favored not only by the vast majority of their own voters, but also by a significant majority of all voters, we will deservedly appear to be a party that stands for nothing.”