In responding to President Bush’s Naval Academy speech and Iraq Strategy document, he Democrats come up with another distinction without a difference.
In a Capitol Hill news conference, Sen. John F. Kerry (D-Mass.) and Sen. Jack Reed (R-R.I.) said they were disappointed by Bush’s plan, which they said fell short on specifics and ignored basic realities in Iraq….
“This debate is not about an artificial date for withdrawal,” Kerry said. He said a Nov. 15 Senate resolution, which called on the administration to hasten an eventual U.S. pullout by turning over more control to Iraqis, did not advocate “an artificial date for withdrawal” but sought to “set an estimated timetable for success which will permit the withdrawal of our troops.”
If you believe that, you’ll believe that the “basic realities” of racial preferences in practice are “goals” and not quotas.