Iraq as Wedge Issue


President Bush is planning a rally to stir up support for the war in Iraq.
Senator Hagel, who is speaking at our terrorism conference on September 6th, has cut down near the roots of the White House’s effort to keep pumping money and military men and women into Iraq.
Senator Russ Feingold seems to be the highest profile Democrat making the same pitch as Hagel.
Most Republicans and it seems to me that most leading Democrats are still on the side of trying to turn Iraq into some sort of victory. If not a victory, then at least not a complete disaster — which Peter Beinart has said it would be if America just withdraws.
More on this later.
— Steve Clemons