Thursday, June 29, 2006

Beinart: Bush Prefers Victory Over Democrats to Victory in Iraq

God bless Peter Beinart. He's one of the few guys in the semi-popular press that makes consistent sense. He's at it again here.


Blogger rilkefan said...

(a) "the kind of ceasefire required for difficult domestic changes like reforming Social Security or the tax code."

(b) "That fall, he told Congress he needed its support to disarm Iraq peacefully--when he was already intent on war. He has refused to seek congressional authorization for government surveillance, even though Congress would have given him most of what he wanted. In short, he has done everything in his power to alienate Democrats from an anti-jihadist struggle"

He's still just a neocon suck-up - still doesn't understand what the real priorities of the country are (a), still doesn't understand what the Iraq war was about (b).

12:37 AM  
Blogger rilkefan said...

Read hilzoy.

1:31 AM  
Blogger rilkefan said...

Beinart is a GOP android who often gets things spectacularly wrong.

1:37 AM  
Blogger Winston Smith said...

Uh...yeah, um, Beinart's a neo-con... whew...I don't think you think that word means what I think that word means...

As for Hilzoy: extremely interesting post--thanks. But she seems to be fundamentally confused about PB's point. He seems to be talking about Dems who could run for prez, not just rank-and-file Dems.

I think H is right about rank-and-file Dems. Almost all of them I know, too, were right about all three wars.

Weird (if true) that that's not so of more Democratic presidential contenders.

10:05 AM  

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