Today is a travel day for me. I'm on my way to D.C. to watch, report and enjoy the festivities of the swearing in of the Democratic Congress, which happens tomorrow. If all goes well, I should have plenty to share with you.
But as I head to D.C., one thing rings out. John Edwards' words on "This Week" and all we still have to fight against in order to change the course in Iraq. Edwards said it plainly. The Bush escalation policy about to take place is actually "The McCain Doctrine."
The video of Edwards laying it out draws a line in the sand for McCain. Edwards labeling the escalation of troops "The McCain Doctrine" also hangs the 1% doctrine that put the Democrats in power around McCain's neocon neck. You know all about that, right? It's Cheney's idea that if there is a 1% chance of trouble from someone we blast them to smithereens. Damn diplomacy, it's full preemption ahead, the dumbest foreign policy ever created by an American president, not to mention the worst.
Keith Olberman said it right last night. Sacrifice for "political purposes"?
But from our impeccable reporter at the Pentagon, Jim Miklaszewski, tonight comes confirmation of something called "surge and accelerate" -- as many as 20,000 additional troops --for "political purposes" ...
The Democrats take charge tomorrow and I'll be on hand to see it and report on it.
However, Mr. Bush is still the commander in chief.
The tug of war begins.