BUSH AND TURKEY….Good column from Josh Marshall in The Hill this week. The Bush administration screwed up on Turkey, and now the conservative fangs have been bared against the Turks themselves, instead of against the hamhanded Bush version of diplomacy that caused the Turkish defection in the first place.

That’s the price of democracy, W. You actually have to persuade people instead of simply bullying them, and that’s a lesson you seem loathe to learn.

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