Sunday, December 11, 2005

Tet-heads vs. Net-heads

Senator Joe Lieberman (D-Conn.) is in trouble:

Lieberman has argued that Bush has a strategy for victory in Iraq, has dismissed calls for the president to set a timetable for troop withdrawal, and has warned that it would be a "colossal mistake" for the Democratic leadership to "lose its will" at this critical point in the war...[his] latest defense of Bush and his stinging salvos at some in his own party have infuriated Democrats, who say he is undercutting their effort to forge a consensus on the war and draw clear distinctions with Republicans before the 2006 elections.

Leftist Democrats (most all of the Democrats in Congress nowadays) see the Iraq "insurgency" as the Tet Offensive all over again: that with the help of the MSM, defeat can be pulled out of the jaws of victory and the President will be crushed by the media-inspired doubts of "credibility."

Both "Troops-must-stay" Senator Lieberman and "Troops-must-leave" Congressman Murtha spoke out after actually visiting Iraq and surveying the scene in detail. By not just supporting President Bush but using the MSM to propagate a too-juicy-not-to-publish statement supporting him, Lieberman is threatening the leftist strategy. But not by much: MSM stories about "pro-War" Congressman John Murtha (D-Pa.) advocating immediate troop withdrawals far outnumber stories about Senator Lieberman supporting President Bush.

In 1968 Johnson had no way to fight back and resigned. But in 2005 there is the World Wide Web and Fox News. The weapons and soldiers are different but the war is the same! There are no guarantees, but this time, the outcome may be very different.

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