Tim may understand the political calculus involved below, but it disgusts me:
Unlike Atrios I don’t have much a problem with the political calculus here. Admitting that Howard Dean and the rest of the crazy defeatocrats were one hundred percent right is a pretty stupid thing to do immediately before an election. The headlines would pretty much cut the Republican campaign narrative off at the knees, which sucks when you consider that they have literally nothing else to run on.
I am assuming that while understanding it, however, he is in no way condoning it, because I find dishonestly hiding your real thoughts about Iraq to preseve electoral chances for the party that has NO INTENTION of following through on your recommendations to be beyond cowardice. Assuming the reports are true about these two Senators, their behavior is sickening.
If you think our policy in Iraq is flawed, you should speak out. Not remain silent and enable the behavior which you have diagnosed as wrong. Of course, in the week after the Foley revelations, this is not surprising or unexpected coming from the GOP.