I put Middle Earth Journal in hiatus in May of 2008 and moved to Newshoggers.
I temporarily reopened Middle Earth Journal when Newshoggers shut it's doors but I was invited to Participate at The Moderate Voice so Middle Earth Journal is once again in hiatus.

Monday, April 02, 2007

High Stakes Game of Chicken

Perhaps Harry Reid has learned a couple of things.
  1. The American People gave the Democrats the Congress to end Bush's Iraq debacle.
  2. When you play chicken with a virtual teenage bully you can't back down.

Reid may move to cut Iraq war funds
Senate Majority Leader Harry Reid (news, bio, voting record) said Monday he wants to cut off money for the Iraq war next year, making clear for the first time that Democrats are willing to pull out all the stops to end U.S. involvement.
"In the face of the administration's stubborn unwillingness to change course, the Senate has no choice but to force a change of course," said Sen. John Kerry, D-Mass., who signed on Monday as a co-sponsor of Reid's proposal with Sen. Russ Feingold (news, bio, voting record), D-Wis.

The move is likely to intensify the Democrats' rift with the administration, which already contends Democrats are putting troops at risk by setting deadlines.
Is their a possibility that the Democratic leadership has gotten past The Dangerous Myth?
The dangerous myth I speak of is the one that claims that the Democrats suffered because they cut off funding for the Vietnam war. It is a myth that has been spread by militarists and neocons including Democrats of the DLC. It's one that many Democratic politicians subscribe to which is what makes it so dangerous.

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