Salon.com: (watch short ad for site pass) ...Last Thursday, Salon ran Walter Shapiro's article "Why the Democrats Can't Stop the Surge.&
January 23, 2007

Salon.com: (watch short ad for site pass)

...Last Thursday, Salon ran Walter Shapiro's article "Why the Democrats Can't Stop the Surge." I've come to a different conclusion about what Congress can or can't do. The questions are not just: Can Congress stop the surge? Can Congress stop a war-mongering president in his tracks? The better question is what are the things Congress can accomplish just by trying to stop the escalation, boldly, and without apology?

The answer to that is: an enormous amount -- and that the only thing that can guarantee Democratic political weakness in 2008 is if they abandon a strong withdrawal (or, if you prefer, "redeployment") position.

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