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Paul Hackett On Hardball

Paul Hackett debated the Iraq war with Republican--TX-17 candidate Van Taylor, (updated) [media id=15983]-WMP [media id=15984]-QT Hi-Res: [media id

HB_Paul-Hackett.jpg Paul Hackett debated the Iraq war with Republican--TX-17 candidate Van Taylor, (updated)

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Taylor who did fight in the Iraq war for some reason uses the most unoriginal "we're fighting them over there" Ken Mehlman talking points--which are sounding more and more like an Abbott & Costello routine.

dday has a diary posted about the segment on Kos.

Many more Iraq veterans are running as Democrats this year than as Republicans, I wonder why?

They call themselves the Band of Brothers, about 50 men - and a few women - all Democrats, all opposed to the Bush administration's handling of Iraq, and all military veterans.

One more thing: They're all running for Congress this year. Not since 1946 have so many vets from one party come together in a political campaign, they claim. Their wildest dream is to give the Democratic Party the extra edge it needs - by boosting its weak image on defense and patriotism - to end Republican control of the House....read on

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