From Today’s Boston Globe, via Daily Kos.
In the emerging Democratic consensus, forged by Congressional leaders and presidential front-runners, supposedly in opposition to Bush’s war, “out now” is becoming “out when conditions permit” — which is, of course, Bush’s exact position. Such conditions will never come; therefore — Garrison Forever.
Yet, speaking of history, this conjuring of the appearance of opposition where none actually exists has been mandated by the American political system since the onset of the Cold War. The quadrennial political puppet show, highlighting not opposition but its appearance, is essential to keeping the captive-taking war machine running and to inoculating the American people from the viral knowledge that they themselves were first to be captured.