Wednesday, June 14, 2006

GOP Outlines Plan To Use Iraq Debate for Partisanship

A memo from House leader Boehner shows how the Republicans plan to use the Iraq debate, not to actually think about what's the best thing to do next, but to score partisan points against the Democrats. You can read it here yourself :

I quote:

"As a result of our efforts during this debate, Americans will recognize that on the issue of national security, they have a clear choice between a Republican Party aware of the stakes and dedicaetd to victory, versus Democrat Party without a coherent national security policy that sheepishly dismisses the challenges America faces in a post-9/11 world."

Let us ignore for a moment Boehner's problem with spelling (it's "Democratic" Party, not "Democrat" party.) And let us ignore his lying about the difference between the two parties. Those are normal sliming we've come to expect from him, personally, and his political party, lately.

The key point is there: a debate about Iraq should be about Iraq. What to do. When to do it. Ways and Means.

Not scoring points against domestic political opponents.

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