Mickey Kaus takes a (partial) break from Kerry-bashing to push the idea of moving up the date for the proposed Iraqi elections.
He doesn’t consider the question of who would be likely to win those elections. Right now, if I were an Iraqi campaign consultant, I think I’d be telling my candidates to run on a platform of “Getting the crusaders off the sacred soil of Iraq.”
Do we really want the Iraqi election campaign to be waged against the background of the Abu Ghraib courts-martial?
There’s an old Capitol Hill saying, which I’ve heard attributed both to Sam Rayburn and to Lyndon Johnson: “Until you’ve got the votes, you talk. When you’ve got the votes, you vote.” In Iraq, right now is probably a good time for us to keep talking.