What a political opposition looks like …

I know it's the holidays and all, but I'm surprised by the lack of reaction to the hanging of Saddam Hussein among Democrats. It's Sunday, and there are no statements on the DNC site, nor on the sites of Pelosi, Murtha or Biden -- all of whom one expects to hear from after an event of some import in the war all three originally supported. Even Holy Joe Lieberman is silent for a change.

Congressman Jerry McNerney didn't mention it directly in the Dems' weekly radio address on Saturday, although that's likely taped earlier. Of Iraq, he gave the standard line: "The Iraqis need to understand that the responsibility for the future of that country is theirs. Beginning the redeployment of American forces would send that message."

It’s not a big deal, of course, given the big picture, but it’s noteworthy.

Tony Blair also didn't release a statement -- he's spending the holidays in the Florida home of former Bee Gees singer Robin Gibb -- but he's taking some serious flack back home for his silence.

This is what opposition to a bad, illegal war is supposed to look like:


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