Monday, January 07, 2008

Surge politics

Tom Maguire posed this question, here's another:

If Barockstar Obama takes a commanding lead before Spring springs and becomes the de facto Democratic nominee...and if he maintains his position that invading Iraq was wrong wrong wrong and insists on following his scheduled withdrawal...and if the Republicans are still groping around trying to find a consensus candidate...will the forces of evil in Iraq take that as a sign to re-start the bombing?

If the Baathjihadis think there's a snowball's chance in Hades an anti-war guy with the middle name Hussein could actually reach the White House would they keep the guns silent, waiting patiently for his inauguration to see if he'll follow through, or would they prime the pump by ratcheting up the violence early to get the voters more in the mood to elect the man of change? Wouldn't it be safer for the troops if the candidates were a bit more vague on their intentions?

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