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January 7, 2007

Why Escalation?

-- by Dave Johnson

Calling for an escalation in Iraq just as the Democrats take control of the Congress is a typical Rovian strategy that accomplishes two things:

- It rechannels the debate away from whether we should leave -- now we're all discussing whether to escalate or not rather than whether to get out or not.

- And it places "stay the course" as the reasonable compromise between leave or escalate.

Posted by Dave Johnson at January 7, 2007 12:26 PM

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