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…because Rahm Emanuel is very shrewd, per this Ignatius column. Emanuel is focusing on what would probably be the most politically wise way for Dems to try to stop the surge:

Rather than try to restrict funds for the troops (which he sees as a political blunder that would delight Republicans), Emanuel instead favors a proposal by Rep. John Murtha to set strict standards for readiness — which would make it hard to finance the troop surge in Iraq without beefing up the military as a whole. The idea is to position the Democrats as friends of the military, even as they denounce Bush’s Iraq policy.


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