Friday, November 10, 2006

It Was Iraq, NOT The Economy

George Will writes about Tuesday's election, and says that "Republicans sank beneath the weight of Iraq, the lesson of which is patent: Wars of choice should be won swiftly rather than lost protractedly."

"Never before has a midterm election so severely repudiated a president for a single policy. The Iraq war, like the Alaska bridge, pungently proclaims how Republicans earned their rebuke. They are guilty of apostasy from conservative principles at home (frugality, limited government) and embrace of anti-conservative principles abroad (nation-building grandiosity pursued incompetently)."

Read more here.

The unemployment rate is at a 5 1/2 year low, 11 states have the lowest unemployment rates in history, the stock market is hitting record highs, and the 4% average output growth over the last 3 years is well above average. The election was NOT about the economy this time, it was about Iraq.

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