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GoreDean2008 Donating Member (74 posts) Send PM | Profile | Ignore Thu Aug-25-05 07:28 PM
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53. DLC More Right-Wing Than Bush Sr's Foreign Policy Team
Look at Iraq.

When Bush and his neocons proposed the invasion of Iraq, Brent Scowcroft, Bush Sr's National Security Advisor, immediately wrote a Wall Street Journal Column, "Don't Attack Saddam," which opposed the invasion of Iraq for the reasons that we are seeing now. James Baker, Bush Sr's Secretary of State who later masterminded the stealing of the 2000 election from Al Gore, also opposed the war without the international support. Later, Scowcroft and Baker backed down little bit publicly, but at the beginning they appeared to be honest and sincere about their assessment of Bush Jr's Iraq invasion plan.

The DLC Democrats, on the other hand, didn't even have that kind of honesty and sincerity at all. From the beginning, they almost blindedly endorsed Bush Jr's cavalier military misadventure, knowing or having reasons to know (since Bill and Hillary were in the White House for 8 years) that it will be a disaster for our country, only because they thought that supporting the invasion will be politically advantageous for them. Their only hairsplitting distinction without difference was that Bush did not seek much international support, but that was just a political lipservice.

I always ask myself how these DLC Democrats are worse than some conservative Republicans in terms of intelligence and morality. The DLC is more dangerous than some Republicans.
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