I have been one of those people who, in lamenting the left’s dismal inablity to grasp the public imagination the way some Right-wing gassbag can, puts it down to an inbred willingless among liberals to frame the world in black and white.
I’m a fool for thinking so, of course. The slogan “no war for oil,” and others like it now, and in the past, show that no such bloodline is evident.
It isn’t heartening, for a variety of reasons. Dissenting voices are rising in the country, but the debate is still framed in Bush’s terms. Whats more, the anti-war movement doesn’t really speak for me and I don’t think I want to throw in with their lot for the sake of expedience.