The Colossus on the Democrats’ “New Direction”
June 17, 2006
The Colossus comments on the Democratic plan for victory in 2006:
In other words, there is no unity in the Democratic party about how to proceed in Iraq, or on the global war on terror. They want to broom the whole issue because it’s inconvenient for them to talk about.
UPDATE: Commenter Cyril points out that the "New Direction" plan that the Colossus is discussing seems to be a purely domestic document, and argues persuasively (to me at least) that this plan should be seen as a companion to the Democrats’ "Real Security" plan, released earlier this year, which states in part:
Ensure 2006 is a year of significant transition to full Iraqi sovereignty, with the Iraqis assuming primary responsibility for securing and governing their country and with the responsible redeployment of U.S. forces.
Insist that Iraqis make the political compromises necessary to unite their country and defeat the insurgency; promote regional diplomacy; and strongly encourage our allies and other nations to play a constructive role.
Hold the Bush Administration accountable for its manipulated pre-war intelligence, poor planning and contracting abuses that have placed our troops at greater risk and wasted billions of taxpayer dollars.
Now, while I fail to see how this provides anything better than the current Bush plan, it certainly does address the issue that I thought was missing from the "New Direction" plan, and thus voids my original point. Thanks to Cyril for alerting me to this information.