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David Sirota Video of the Democratic Debate Last night- The Innocent Bystander Fable

4 June 2007 at 12:33:02 PM

I subjected myself to the torture that was the Democratic presidential primary debate last night, and came away thinking one thing: Many of the people on that stage really do not understand why the American public has often thought Democrats are weak. I say that because, as you can see from this YouTube video I put together, at least four of them regurgitated or validated what I have previously termed the Innocent Bystander Fable - the one where Democratic politicians pretend they are doing everything they can to stop the war, but are merely innocent bystanders with no real power to stop the Iraq War - when in fact most of the country knows they do have real power, but also knows that they are deliberately refusing to actually wield that power.

I myself did not watch the so-called debate. First, because it isn't really a debate. Second, because the way it's set up doesn't allow for REAL questions, followup, interaction between the candidates, something that would shake loose some actual opinions. And I agree with Sirota here. The majority of the candidates want to say that there isn't anything they could have done to stop Bush and the Iraq War. It's baloney.

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