Saturday, November 24, 2007

As Democrats See Security Gains in Iraq, Tone Shifts

The success of the surge has been a major headache for the Dems. They were banking on defeat, now they are beginning to realize that Petraeus may pull this one off. The spin and maneuvering has already begun and even the NYT has had to take notice. I'm just waiting for someone to say that the surge was really their idea!
As violence declines in Baghdad, the leading Democratic presidential candidates are undertaking a new and challenging balancing act on Iraq: acknowledging that success, trying to shift the focus to the lack of political progress there, and highlighting more domestic concerns like health care and the economy. Read More.

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