Monday, October 03, 2005

Don't Talk About the War

Sam Rosenfeld makes the point, which apparently needs to be made over and over, that Iraq as a political issue is not going to just go away.

For all the changed dimensions and new dynamics that the emerging Democratic grassroots world is bringing to the party, the old-school substantive divisions on matters of war and peace aren't going away and surely won't be easily obsured for a second presidential election in a row. Clinton faces a massive and absolutely unavoidable substantive problem in her bid for president, as do any of the other strategic-class Dems with their eyes on that prize. If her political team doesn’t recognize that yet, they’re in for a surprise.