I often see “the left” changing the goal posts.
This allows them to be AGAINST everything – no matter what it may be.
US Senator, Joe Lieberman, observes how his own Democratic Party colleagues have done this recently with respect to Iraq War policy.
Here’s an excerpt from a recent speech – which is definitely worth reading in total:
For most of the past four years, under Defense Secretary Rumsfeld, the United States did not try to establish basic security in Iraq.
Rather than deploying enough troops necessary to protect the Iraqi people, the focus of our military has been on training and equipping Iraqi forces, protecting our own forces, and conducting targeted sweeps and raids—in other words, the very same missions proposed by the proponents of the legislation before us.
That strategy failed—and we know why it failed. It failed because we didn’t have enough troops to ensure security, which in turn created an opening for Al Qaeda and its allies to exploit. They stepped into this security vacuum and, through horrific violence, created a climate of fear and insecurity in which political and economic progress became impossible.
For years, many members of Congress recognized this. We talked about this. We called for more troops, and a new strategy, and—for that matter—a new secretary of defense.
And yet, now, just as President Bush has come around—just as he has recognized the mistakes his administration has made, and the need to focus on basic security in Iraq, and to install a new secretary of defense and a new commander in Iraq—now his critics in Congress have changed their minds and decided that the old, failed strategy wasn’t so bad after all.
What is going on here? What has changed so that the strategy that we criticized and rejected in 2006 suddenly makes sense in 2007?
Well, Senator, what’s going on is that it’s not about WHAT is right i.e. truth and principles, it’s about WHO is saying it.
Republicans are always wrong.
And it’s about Nihilism – the (anti)philosophy of anti-everything.