Wednesday, August 29, 2007

An Interesting Admission

The Left is not amused at thought deviation (Tip to Real Clear Politics):

The intensity of the left's determination to abandon Iraq was reflected in the reaction to a single line in Hillary Clinton's speech to the Veterans of Foreign Wars last week. "We've begun to change tactics in Iraq," she said, referring to the surge, "and in some areas, particularly al-Anbar province, it's working."

That mild comment instantly drew fire from Clinton's Democratic rivals. John Edwards's campaign manager, David Bonior, warned her against "undermining the effort in the Congress to end this war."

What? Even mild dissent isn't the highest form of patriotism?

Speaking truth to power is bad? Well, sometimes, I guess.

Surely, you can't be telling me that mere words can undermine what you are attempting to do?

Hey, when the only war you are willing to fight for is the 2008 presidential election, you have to snuff out any talk that prevents you from winning.