Friday, January 4, 2008

The War and the Elections

Is the antiwar wave cresting?

By Justin Raimondo

"The last election was all about the war, a referendum on a policy that has led us ever deeper into the Middle East, and the verdict was clear: the voters have had enough. In the interim, however, we've had a veritable D-Day-style propaganda campaign, designed to fool the public into believing that the so-called "surge" has worked, we're on the path to a "drawdown," and never mind that – look over here!

Whether that worked, or not, is the real back story – or, at least, a fascinating aspect – of this election season.

The lesson, almost universally acknowledged, of the last electoral go-round was that the American people want out of Iraq – a sentiment a majority of Iowa Republicans tend to agree with. Yet sentiment doesn't translate easily into a political campaign, or support for a particular candidate......."

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