How long until the Bush administration starts accusing high-level Republicans of hating America? Can't be long now:
In a sign of increasing unease among Congressional Republicans over the war in Iraq, the Senate is to consider on Tuesday a Republican proposal that calls for Iraqi forces to take the lead next year in securing the nation and for the Bush administration to lay out its strategy for ending the war.
I'm sorry ... this is a Republican proposal? Gosh, and I can still remember the days when, if the Democrats had proposed exactly the same thing, they would have been vilified as America-hating, terrorist-loving traitors.
And who's responsible for this sudden turn of events?
The proposal on the Iraq war, from Senator Bill Frist, the majority leader, and Senator John W. Warner, Republican of Virginia, chairman of the Armed Services Committee, would require the administration to provide extensive new quarterly reports to Congress on subjects like progress in bringing in other countries to help stabilize Iraq. The other appeals related to Iraq are nonbinding and express the position of the Senate.
OK now, Dems, pay attention as I'm going to say this only once. Make sure that, every time you talk about this proposal, you refer to it as the "Frist proposal," or the "Frist-Warner proposal," or something like that so that, when the wingnut wankersphere starts going berserk over it, they'll be seen as turning on their own.
How simple can this be? Are you listening?