At a time when all pundits might agree that, to regain the support of the population, even further than the nastiest, weirdest, most distracting or terror-spectacular of "October surprise" type events, all the chief need do is say he was about to sack them, he has come out with a totally unnecessary promise to keep them in place for his entire term!
Spin front : HARD-ASS TORTURERS OPPOSE STUPID WARS TOO.
WEAK MINDS THINK THAT STUPID WARS GET LESS STUPID IF YOU REFUSE TO USE YOUR BRAIN CELLS TO RE-THINK. EVERYBODY ELSE IS.
EVERY BIT OF THE USAs "INTEL" COMMUNITY, EVEN THE BLOKE IN CHARGE OF THE BRITISH ARMY - EVERY DAY OF OCCUPATION EXACERBATES THE SITUATION.
TRYING TO GET IT TO SOUND AS IF THE DEMS CHOICE FOR PRES LAST TIME IS DISSING SOLDIERS WHEN HE SAYS THAT IF YOU DONT THINK ABOUT THINGS YOU MIGHT END UP WITH A DUMB STRATEGY . .desperate stuff.
Even staged "vox pops" from the "front" dont sound authentic, but its also unoriginal, as spin! Rehash of the 2004FASTBOAT smears - perhaps trying to think into the next half of the term - to undermine the people from the dems that have a good record of cooperating in friendship with reps- even of opening up "INTEL" ( or ex-intel ) crimes - after all, it was to him that the first leaks about the "middle east guns for the contras" mess got to.
The attempt to split people that support hard-ass torture, water-board-plus (IF IT SAVES PEOPLE FROM TERROR), from the straightforward "hard-thinking" that the strategy in iraq is a mess is also aimed at reps that might work with dems to clean up congress - for the sake of integrity.
PS "EXIT STRATEGY" as a phrase twists ALL other strategies than "staying the course" into "running away" . . . . also tries to shut the door against ALL engaged internationalism after what some of us think is looking suspiciously as if it was a DELIBERATE failed strategy in iraq . . . . That bad.
SEE ALSO "DEMOCRACY STITCHED" PIECE, LAST WEEK, THIS NEWSWIRE,