Day By Day

Tuesday, December 06, 2005

Mickey Kaus, no friend of the administration, looks at Jack Murtha's appearances on the Sunday talk shows and finds little coherence in his statements. His assessment:
Sorry, this man seems confused. In his current state I wouldn't follow him either into battle or out of it.
Read the whole thing here.

Part of the Republican response to Democrat demands that we withdraw from Iraq is to point out the incoherence of the Democrats' arguments. By making Murtha their point man on the war, Democrats are only lending credence to the Republican charges.

There is, of course, a reason why Democrat arguments are incoherent and contradictory. They are simply resorting to the time-honored political practice of throwing up any charge they can think of, then polling to see what sticks. It's not a matter of principle, but of political necessity. Democrats are convinced that recent Republican successes have been due to the war issue and somehow they need to neutralize it in order to win back Congress and eventually the White House. I think they're wrong but then what do I know. I'm not a highly-paid political consultant.

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