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I know I’m naïve...


…but wouldn’t the honorable thing be for the Democrats as a party basically to say, “This administration has made tragic mistake after tragic mistake in Iraq. We oppose this surge. We don’t think it will work. But we really, really hope it does work. We will give it a year and anything we can do at the margins to help make it work, we will.”

The politics would probably even make sense with the broader public, since the Democrats would get the credit for opposing the surge if it doesn’t work, while seeming surpassingly bi-partisan and high-minded in the meantime. But, of course, I’m naïve. We are way beyond this being a possibility for all sorts of reasons, including that the Democratic base would go crazy. Never mind…


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