Tuesday, December 05, 2006
You CAN Always Get What You Want - In AMERICA
As the Senate committee unanimously approved Robert Gates today, I think we are on our way to having a terrific example of American public opinion in action. In November, Americans turned their back on Bush’s foreign policy regarding Iraq. The public clearly favored the Democrats’ position (which I would say is really no position at all outside of being not Bush’s position) regarding Iraq instead. Today Gates made clear that the public is shaping America’s position when he declared that he is “open to a wide range of ideas and proposals” and that “all options are on the table.” Et Voila. The “anything but stay the course” foreign policy has made it from the dinner table/evening news to the polling booth to the Congress to the Secretary of Defense’s lips.