Sid's Fishbowl
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Wednesday, October 31, 2007

Matt Stoller wonders why there's no one with the sense and sensibility of Howard Dean in the Democratic field running for president. If there were, he suggests, we would have heard this in last night's "debate" in response to any of the questions about Iran:

'What I want to know is why Democrats on this stage are talking about Senate resolutions justifying Bush's attack on Iran as if we have no power to do anything about it.  What I want to know is why the antiwar arguments are coming from Generals and military officers saying they can't attack Iran, instead of politicians elected in 2006 on an antiwar platform.  What I want to know is why Congressmen and women on this stage are not making it clear that an attack on Iran is insane and illegal, and that Bush will face impeachment if he does it.'

I found the whole damn charade frustrating and depressing. So much so that I turned it off halfway through.