A Real Democratic Plan for Iraq: Evict Cheney, Rumsfeld
by Matt Stoller, Wed Mar 29, 2006 at 09:51:15 AM EST
Atrios is correct about the national security plank put out yesterday. The problem with our situation in Iraq is not that the President has the wrong set of plans. The problem is that weak-willed bullies like Donald Rumsfeld and Dick Cheney are screwing everything up with their pollyanish outlook. There is no trust, and where there is no trust there is no leadership. Bush and Rumsfeld have lost the peace in Iraq. The only way to change the situation is to change leadership. That's what the Democrats should run on.
In November, I wrote a blog post called 'A Platform for 2006: Dream Big, Democrats'. Plank number one was 'Impeach the Secretary of Defense and all other responsible parties for incompetence and criminal negligence in the prosecution of the war in Iraq.' Does anyone have any doubt that putting an honest and capable person in charge of the military situation wouldn't have been a good thing in November? People want change in this country, they don't just want a different set of documents. Changing the situation in Iraq means, first and foremost, putting competent and honest people in charge of the situation. Democrats should run on putting new leadership in charge of the military situation there. If Democrats take Congress, they can force this to happen, one way or another.
That's what the situation calls for. Now. Unless you think, of course, that Iraq is going to be all peachy in November, in which case you can run on snowmobiling.
(photo by Craig)