In the ideological civil war in America, the Left can only play the role of cynical spoiler, while conservatives continue to bungle and cannot even pose key questions to expose the hypocrisy and weaknesses of leftist positions.
It seems that the political Left in America senses an enhanced opportunity and is mobilizing to drive President Bush from office and, in effect, overturn the last presidential election. Their battle cry has long been ‘there were no weapons of mass destruction in Iraq and Bush misled the country into an unnecessary war.’ They cite the ‘Downing Street memo’ and now feel that the affair involving presidential advisor Karl Rove, and the leaking of confidential information, presents another exploitable opportunity to pile on the pressure.
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