“Dems Risk Image Woes Over Iraq War Moves”

That’s a nice headline to see, as the Associated Press reports on the Democrats’ political maneuvering to obtain maximum advantage from Iraq without having to take responsibility for the results:

Leaders are wary of allowing the more intense anti-war activists define the party’s image.
Simmering divisions within the ranks over how soon to move _ and how far to go _ could quickly diminish a tactical victory this week on a resolution criticizing Bush’s conduct of the war.

In all of the convoluted political calculations detailed by the AP, there is not a single word, by any Democrat of any stripe, about what is best for the troops, for the Iraqi people, or for the security of the United States.
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