What the Democrats Could Say About Iraq

The only way to turn the tide is to make counterinsurgency operations, which require both patience and person-to-person skills, the military's highest priority

"It is time to choose what is more important," senator hillary Clinton of New York said in a moment of clarity during last week's foggy and depressing Senate debate about the war in Iraq, "a strategy to win in Iraq or a strategy for Republicans to win elections here at home." There was, of course, no doubt that politics would trump substance. The Republicans dutifully repeated White House talking points, punctuated occasionally by perverse outbursts like Oklahoma Senator Jim Inhofe's assertion that "this isn't a civil war...the...

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