The lefties are now complaining that the Pentagon is about to use the Salvador Option. Otherwise known as seeking and destroying the enemy. Apparently it hasn't penetrated the gray matter of the--We've been assured over and over that they are--intelligent left that an army is a death squad.
Which makes it all the more hilarious that Kevin Drum can say in all seriousness:
Why have Democrats had such a hard time winning elections lately? Maybe part of the answer is lousy campaign consultants.
Right, Kevin. It wouldn't have anything to do with your suicidal belief system. Just as when the doctor has you put one of your legs over the other, and taps your knee with the little rubber hammer, we see the entirely expected:
In other words, the only way to defeat the terrorists is to terrorize the Sunni population ourselves. This may actually be true. In fact, I fear that it is true. But true or not, it's unthinkable that we're seriously considering this kind of barbarism as official policy.
Which is to say, we should surrender Iraq to the barbarians.
The American people don't trust people whose reaction is thus, with national security. For very good reasons. They want grown-ups for that.