April 3, 2007

Showdown, Slowly

So everybody seems to be digging in for the big showdown over Iraq, with Harry Reid now sponsoring bill to flat out end war funding and Bush giving a tough-talking news conference even as I write this. Every reporter is warming up their "Game of Chicken" metaphors.

Of course, a game chicken implies that both sides can turn aside and that both side get hurt if they collide. The polls are with Democrats here. 2/3's of the American people want the war to end. The GOP just got it ass handed to it in the last election, based on this fact. An end to the war in inevitable at this point. Maybe not at this exact moment, but the war is coming to an end. And anybody trying to stop that is going to get crushed. Bush is playing chicken with a train.

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