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Accountability Now

YouTube video courtesy of the DNC. 

According to President George Bush during his hastily thrown together press conference this morning, it all depends on what the meaning of "benchmark" is, and we're going to keep on "adapting to win," because "stay the course" is so last week.  America deserves better than the same policy in Iraq dressed up in shiny new marketing language, test marketed and rolled out just 13 days prior to a nationwide election.

A vote for Republicans is a vote for more of the same in Iraq and all over the United States, and no accountability whatsoever.  Had enough?  Vote for Democrats.

UPDATE:  Before Chris Matthews and Howard Fineman finish slobbering all over themselves about George Bush's "honesty" about the situation at this morning's presser, may I remind everyone that the reason this seems unusual is that we have not seen any honesty — with the public or with themselves — for years from the Bush Administration, that George Bush just said that Rumsfeld is a brilliant and trusted secretary of defense and that there was not one — NOT ONE — proposal for any real, meaningful change other than calling questions of a withdrawal of troops from Iraq a "benchmark" instead of his usual straw man reference to "timetables" that no one has really proposed in the first place.  And that yet again there is no real plan for any success in Iraq other than "we'll stay there until things are better," because we have no freaking clue what else to do.  Permanent bases?  Won't talk about it.  Civil war in Iraq?  Nope, all that violence is just a "sectarian conflict" (whatever in the hell that means, other than more semantics).  Now it's a 'unity government in Iraq," not a democracy.  Accountability now.  Period.

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Christy Hardin Smith

Christy Hardin Smith

Christy is a "recovering" attorney, who earned her undergraduate degree at Smith College, in American Studies and Government, concentrating in American Foreign Policy. She then went on to graduate studies at the University of Pennsylvania in the field of political science and international relations/security studies, before attending law school at the College of Law at West Virginia University, where she was Associate Editor of the Law Review. Christy was a partner in her own firm for several years, where she practiced in a number of areas including criminal defense, child abuse and neglect representation, domestic law, civil litigation, and she was an attorney for a small municipality, before switching hats to become a state prosecutor. Christy has extensive trial experience, and has worked for years both in and out of the court system to improve the lives of at risk children.

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