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War Cabinet

Senator Lieberman calls for the creation of a "war cabinet" to provide advice and direction for the war effort.

His "Bipartisan Victory in Iraq Administrative Group," designed to take some of the political edge off the war debate, would be modeled after similar panels during the Vietnam War and World War II. Lieberman: "It’s time for Democrats who distrust President Bush to acknowledge he’ll be commander-in-chief for three more years," the senator said. "We undermine the president’s credibility at our nation’s peril." Remember the rumor back in Fenruary that Lieberman would replace Rumsfeld?

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The rumor that Lieberman would replace Rumsfeld just got recycled here:

I don’t buy it. There would be too much political fallout.

I think the good senator is being naive. Sooner or later, a Democrat on the panel would use his or her position to piss on Bush and the war.

In addition, it would inevitably provide a forum for partisan differences on the war -- and it would lend further legitimacy to the Democratic party position, even if not to the more extreme manifestations of it.

Appointing such a panel would reward the Democrats for their success at painting a target on Bush.

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