The Post Decides to Sell the War Again updated


If you didn’t see Bill Moyers'”Buying the War,” all you have to do is take a look at the Washington Post today to get a gander at exactly what Moyers was saying. Today, the Post is Moyers’ exhibit A. The one change is that the Post goes from “buying” the war to selling it today. They’ve also decided to tag team the Democrats while doing it.

The Washington Post editorial honchos have decided to back the Iraq war yet again, but this time it’s against what the American people want. It starts with Mr. Broder, who needs to get outside of DC, but obviously so does the Post editorial board. It is not a coincidence that
Joe Lieberman joins Mr. Broder today in attacking Senator Harry Reid, as well
as our Democratic presidential candidates who just so happen to have an important
debate today being televised from South Carolina on MSNBC. After all, DC Dems
have to stick together.

Mr. Broder needs to take a trip outside Washington. He should also see his doctor. Early senility is setting in.

Here’s a Washington political riddle where you fill in the blanks: As Alberto
Gonzales is to the Republicans, Blank Blank is to the Democrats — a continuing
embarrassment thanks to his amateurish performance.

If you answered ” Harry Reid,” give yourself an A. And join the
long list of senators of both parties who are ready for these two springtime
exhibitions of ineptitude to end. … ..

The
Democrats’ Gonzales

Harry Reid may be a lot of things to the DC hack pack, but incompetent isn’t one of them.

As for Joe Lieberman, he continues what began last year. His steep decent into GOP talking
points, as he rambles on about “progress.” Cue a tape of George W.
Bush babbling about “progress” in Iraq, or maybe you’d prefer John McCain buying cheap rugs?

And today, perversely, the Senate is likely to vote on a binding timeline
of withdrawal from Iraq.

This reaction is dangerously wrong. It reflects a fundamental misunderstanding
of both the reality in Iraq and the nature of the enemy we are fighting there.

What is needed in Iraq policy is not overheated rhetoric but a sober assessment
of the progress we have made and the challenges we still face.

In the two months since Petraeus took command, the United States and its
Iraqi allies have made encouraging progress on two problems that once seemed
intractable: tamping down the Shiite-led sectarian violence that paralyzed
Baghdad until recently and consolidating support from Iraqi Sunnis — particularly
in Anbar, a province dismissed just a few months ago as hopelessly mired in
insurgency.

This progress is real, but it is still preliminary.

One
Choice in Iraq
, by Joe Lieberman

Joe’s got one thing right; there is only one choice in Iraq. It’s just neither
Mr. Broder nor Joe understand that the American people made that choice a long
time ago.

UPDATE: Well, well, well, I got a heads up on this hit job via email, which I hadn’t seen yet when I posted. The Post has really gone all out in their concerted Democratic attack today. They also targeted Clinton and FDL. From Reid to Clinton to the blogs, all on our first debate day! Nice job, Bobby (as in Woodward).