Saturday, July 05, 2008

Obama & Iraq

Much being made of Sen. Obama’s position refining / flip floppery, etc. etc., on Iraq.

None of this is exactly shocking – after all, “Surrender at all costs!” isn’t a policy that polls well. Actually, it was perfectly predictable to those who didn’t buy into the entire messianic ‘new politics’ shtick.

As for “intending to end this war”, that’s an argument aimed at destroying the candidacy of Mr. Handy McStrawman*. I’m not aware that there is a candidate running who advocates uselessly extending the war, so now we’re all on the same page – the only things left are how will the war end?

Victory, or defeat?

Defeat only polls well in the progressive side of the Democratic party.

* Thanks for James Lileks for this turn of phrase.