Dems on Iraq

DEMS ON IRAQ….I have to admit that the latest spin about Democratic disagreements over Iraq ? we’re the only party with the guts to have a debate! ? strikes me as awfully precious. I’m not sure anyone is going to buy this.

On the other hand, Democrats voted in favor of the Levin-Reed proposal yesterday by a whopping 38-6 majority. Sure, Joe Lieberman and a few southern Dems voted against it, but the majority included everyone from John Kerry and Russ Feingold to Joe Biden and Hillary Clinton.

No minority party is ever going to have 100% consensus on something like this. But the vast majority of Democrats support the proposition that we shouldn’t stay in Iraq forever and that we need to formulate a prudent plan for eventually getting out. All things considered, I don’t think that really counts as “disarray.”