Wednesday, June 27, 2007

Profiles in Courage

Back again to the September farce, and another example of orchestrated war 'opposition'...

Sen. Lugar (R-IN) made a bit of a buzz in the past day or two when he gave a speech urging the president to change course in Iraq "very soon." He also stated that "Our continuing absorption with military activities in Iraq is limiting our diplomatic assertiveness there and elsewhere in the world," and also that "The window during which we can continue to employ American troops in Iraqi neighborhoods without damaging our military strength, or our ability to respond to other national security priorities, is closing." OMG, TEH PRESIDENT LOST A KEY SENATE ALLY, naive war opponents cheered.

As always with Republicans, actions speak louder than words... on this, their lack of action.

Dig a bit closer in coverage of the speech and you find that-
However, [Lugar spokesman Andy] Fisher said the speech does not mean Lugar would switch his vote on the war or embrace Democratic measures setting a deadline for troop withdrawals.

Talk about burying the lede.

Expect more stories just like this as the Fall approaches... And come September, all those super sensible pundits will fall over themselves to praise the GOP faux-rebellion, as Republicans in both houses of Congress declare loudly, "We're mad as hell, and we're still gonna take it a lot more!"

The GOP are the desperate carnies and the media is the gullible mark. As usual, I'd love to be proved wrong. But my cynicism has sadly been accurate in regards to this war.

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