Be afraid, be very afraid

Arianna Huffington points out that a crucial milestone in the Iraq War has been hit here at home. In an editorial from the Richard Mellon Scaife vanity paper, the Pittsburgh Tribune-Review, the editors endorse Democrat Jack Murtha's call for withdrawing the troops.

Huffington explains:


"What makes this so significant is not the Tribune-Review's reach (circulation 102,000) but its provenance. It's part of a seven-paper chain that is published -- and controlled -- by Richard Mellon Scaife, the arch-conservative icon who has donated so much money to conservative causes and institutions that the Washington Post dubbed him the 'Funding Father of the Right.'"
Her recommendation: "Democrats should be falling in behind Jack Murtha and making him the point man for nationalizing the '06 elections..."

The only problem with that is the achilles heel of Murtha's initial vote for the war. Which is not to take anything away from Murtha's change of heart, but on a strategic level doesn't that leave the Democrats open to that old charge of having no core beliefs? Discuss. (HuffingtonPost)

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