OPINION: Pseudo-antiwar Democrats

The trap that is Iraq

Hidden in plain sight is the one issue still capable of blowing up the campaign for the Democratic presidential nomination.

It isn’t Iran, outsider-insider, lobbyist relations or healthcare.

It’s the war in Iraq.

The mass media illusion – and also delusion – is that the Democrats, generally, are “anti-war”, especially in contrast to the Bush/Cheney-tethered Republicans. Vaguely, anti-war is meant to suggest favourable disposition to ending the madness.

But the suggestion is false. The truth that could yet destabilise the race and consign consultant Mark Penn’s inevitability lectures about client Hillary Clinton to the trash can is that the major candidates are not as anti-war as they seem. [complete article]

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