Why Doesn’t the Administration Fight Back?

I don’t understand it, and neither does Bill Kristol. The Democrats are mounting the most scurrilous political campaign that has been seen in American politics since the Civil War. The administration can easily win the argument over Iraq, but instead it has abandoned the field to the enemy. Why? Kristol wonders, “[D]o they enjoy being punching bags at the White House?”

It’s as good a theory as any I’ve seen. Turning the other cheek may be good theology, but President Bush owes the country a far more aggressive response to the Democratic Party’s perfidy. Bush is letting down the country badly by failing to respond to the Democrats’ charges.

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