Posted by lex, on September 22, 2009
That whole “Iraq is a bad war, Afghanistan is a good war” thing?
That was all just funnin’ around, according to Digby:
The Democrats backed themselves into defending the idea of Afghanistan being The Good War because they felt they needed to prove their macho bonafides they called for withdrawal from Iraq. Nobody asked too many questions sat the time, including me. But none of us should forget that it was a political strategy, not a serious foreign policy.
It was all just a means to an end – sabotage the war effort, sacrifice the troops, suffer national disgrace and leave the Iraqis twisting in the wind was nothing but a way to political power, and single payer health care and so on.
Just don’t, you know: Question anybody’s patriotism.