Where are the Democrats?

Reason
by Terry Michael

It’s hard to get out of a deal with the devil. That’s the congressional Democrats’ dilemma as they continue to treat the Iraq war as a speed bump on their pathway to the perks of restored power. Take Sen. Joseph Biden of Delaware. Asked on one of the Sunday venues for pompous pontificators how he would respond to any attempt by President Bush to escalate the war in Iraq (to ’surge,’ if you prefer it in Newspeak), the Democratic ‘leader’ on foreign policy responded, ‘There’s not much I can do about it.’ This is a man who sees a future president during his morning look in the mirror. Sadly, the glass reflects an empty suit who embodies the congressional Democrats’ decision to reduce action on Iraq to a political calculus appropriate for the highway appropriations bill, not a moral imperative to challenge a policy that has sent thousands of twenty-somethings to their deaths in the desert. You certainly can do something about it, Senator. It’s called leadership... (for publication 03/07)

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