Monday, June 27, 2005

Nebraska Means Strange Politics

On the plus side Democratic Senator Ben Nelson, after a visit to Gitmo, resists the call of the barking moonbats:
Lincoln Journal Star: "Nelson, a member of the Senate Armed Services Committee, said he sees no reason to launch an independent investigation of conditions at Guantanamo."
On the other hand, evidence continues to build that Senator Chuck Hagel has jumped the shark:
Lincoln Journal Star: "'Things (in Iraq) aren't getting better; they're getting worse. The White House is completely disconnected from reality,' he said. 'It's like they're just making it up as they go along. The reality is, we're losing in Iraq.'"
He must know that the Vietnam War was lost in the field of US public opinion. Now with the stakes enormously higher he wants to "lead" us down that same path. These are not the words of a future president. Perhaps a Democrat can get nominated talking like that, but we don't see Republicans making that mistake.

The terrorists have no chance to win on the battlefield. They have the support of a small minority of a minority, the Sunnis, that increasingly realizes it erred by dropping out of the political process. In August the new government will complete the new Iraqi constitution. Six months from now there will be another election under the new constitution. The Iraqi National Guard and Police get stronger every day. Time is running out for the bad guys. The only chance the terrorists have is to convince the US to run away before the job is finished. The MSM groupthink holds that's a good idea. We expect more from Sen. Hagel.

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