Thursday, August 18, 2005

Where's The Biggees?

Is it just me or is there a material dearth of big name Democrats or Progressives making any kind of statements about what is going on down at Camp Casey? Maybe I'm just seeing the wrong news or reading the wrong pages in the AJC. It would seem to me that this is a perfect opportunity to take the lead in putting the Iraq disaster squarely in Bush's front yard so to speak. Here you have a woman that singlehandedly put the American view of the war into clear human terms and it is resonating with the nation. Cindy has weathered the shit storm from the talking heads on the right with no apparent damage and who probably deserves as much credit as anyone for the additional 5 point drop in Bush's approval polls in the last week.

What are the leaders on the left afraid of? Too much controversy? It should be a clear signal to them that with all the guns on the right focused on trashing Cindy that she is a positive symbol and is able to energize the populace.

I am pretty sure that missing this opportunity to get out in front of the Iraq issue using the energy that has developed around Cindy is a mistake. This kind of debate about the cost of the war in boys and girls and treasure is good for country. It has been too slow to develop and should have been in the forefront long before now.

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