The new cautionary advice comes after observing a weekend meeting of the Washington State Democratic Central Committee:
(Joel Connelly- Seattle Post-Intelligencer)
Sen. Edward Kennedy, D-Mass, called for an immediate pullout of some U.S. troops after the Iraqi election and a timetable for withdrawal thereafter. On "Meet the Press" yesterday, Kerry indicated that a timetable would be a bad idea.
A war-trashing mood prevailed here Saturday. (Congressman Jim) McDermott went so far as to quote Nazi Reichsmarschall Herman Goering on using external threats as a device to control public opinion. "It's the same tactic," he added, alluding to Bush on terrorism.
Nominating a losing challenger to state party Chairman Paul Berendt, delegate Barbara Allen declared: "From being the high hope in the world, America has become the enemy."
The Democrats will be a long time in opposition if they succumb to such thinking.