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Thursday, July 24, 2008

Second Thoughts

Lanny Davis is beginning to have second thoughts about his, and his party's, opposition to the Iraq war. He writes:

I think there are a lot of anti-war Democrats who, like me,... now see a moral obligation, after all the carnage and destruction wrought by our military intervention, not just to pick up and leave without looking over our shoulders.

Surely we owe the Iraqis who helped us, whose lives are in danger, immediate immigration rights to the U.S. Yet the shameful fact is that most are still not even close to having such rights.

Surely we owe the Maliki government and the Shiiite and Sunni soldiers who put their lives on the line against Shiite and Sunni extremists and terrorists at our behest some continuing presence and support and patience as they strive to find peace, political reconciliation — and maybe even the beginnings of a stable democracy.

Read the whole thing here.

There seems to some serious rethinking going on in the not-entirely-crazy wing of the Democrat Party on the subject of Iraq. It will be interesting to see what this bodes for the fall campaign.