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Wednesday, December 07, 2005
I'll hand it to Joe Lieberman... in another push for Joementum, he's suggesting the formation of a war cabinet:
First of all, though an interesting suggestion, it's not exactly within the framework of our constitution, which says that the President is the Commander in Chief. Congress only authorizes wars, the President chooses how to fight it. Not that obeying the words in the Constitution is ever something that Congress is concerned with. However, it is a clever move, in that it is an attempt to show willingness to win in Iraq (and actually win), while trying to wrestle power away from Bush. The advantage is that things are right now improving in Iraq (not that you'd notice it in the paper). So by creating a cabinet like this now, then can avoid all the tough decisions (which have already been made), while claiming credit for future dividends they had nothing to do with.
Then there is the perpetuating the myth of the "crisis" with recruiting, even though active duty personnel re-enlistment is at all time highs:
Enlistment has also picked up since the "crisis in enlistment" was first reported several months ago, not that the MSM bothered to report that either. As usual, the press is more than willing to simply parrot someone's quote, without actually checking the facts behind what they say, and then claim it to be responsible journalism.
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