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Indicting the President's Policies

BLOG | Posted 09/30/2005 @ 12:14am
John Nichols
The Online Beat

In Washington, where it is exceeding difficult to get the political players or the press corps to pay attention to more than one story at once, no one would suggest that it was "smart politics" to deliver a major address on the day that House Majority Leader Tom DeLay being forced to step aside after being indicted on criminal conspiracy charges.

But sometimes the work of Washington involves more than political games.

Sometimes it involves life and death questions of national policy. And it is particularly frustrating in such moments to see vital statements about the nation's future get lost in the rush to discuss the scandal du jour. To be sure, the well-deserved indictment of DeLay merited the attention it received. But the indictment of President Bush's "stay-the-course" approach with regard to the Iraq War, which was delivered on the same day by U.S. Sen. Russ Feingold, D-Wisconsin, should have gotten a lot more attention than it did. [...] Read the rest at: //tinyurl.com/bxcbs


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