Saturday, September 24, 2005

New Sheriff In Town

In case you haven't been paying attention. The majority of Americans think that we should bring our troops home from Iraq soon or in the near future. Those of us that have been screaming about how wrong the action in Iraq was or is since before it began are no longer in the minority. We are in the majority.

The Whitehouse is using the same message it has since the debacle became a shitstorm. Support the troops, don't let the terrosts win, we will be in more danger from terrorism if we cut and run, we need to establish a democracy in the middle east. All of these are smoke and mirrors and don't recognize the reality of the situation.

The majority of Americans now think the war was a mistake. Are the majority of Americans unpatriotic?
From Froomkin comes the meme that we on the antiwar side need to push at every opportunity.

Staying doesn't make things better, it makes things worse.

This is the way we counter the Whitehouse spin. Staying feeds the terrorist recruiting, increases the hate for Americans in the middle east and gives the insurgency a raison d'etre. We need to refocus our efforts and treasure on things we can make a difference in.

It is a new day in America and we need to grab the initiative and push the above meme at every opportunity. Dubya and company got a free pass on 9/11 and they have gotten a pass so far on Iraq. That was yesterday and the power of the majority is with the folks that knew Iraq was wrong in the beginning and is even more wrong today. The longer we stay the worse it will get.

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