Jerome Using Administration Frame of One War?
by thenew, Thu Aug 02, 2007 at 05:08:12 PM EDT
I really really hope that I am wrong on this, and perhaps Jerome can correct me on this, but I don't know how else to interpret his "Update"
Jerome states that:
Obama, for his part, wants your help to "wage the war" he will lead as President, "The War we Need To Win". Huh? And I thought he was running to end the war. That's terrible framing.
Thus Jerome criticizes Obama's "framing" of the War against Al Qaeda in Afghanistan and Western Pakistan as different and distinct from the War in Iraq. It is quite clear from the Obama page that Jerome links to that this is the distinction that Obama is arguing for.
Thus, one wonders, does Jerome agree with the administration that these two are part of the same war, and that if you are for one war (Al Qaeda), you must be for the other (Iraq)?
True, maybe Jerome disagrees with both wars. If so, fair enough. But then why does he criticize Obama for his "framing" rather than for being for the War against Al Qaeda? I really don't see how Jerome is not endorsing the Bush frame. Please, someone explain this to me.