Les AuCoin slams Gordon Smith for Iraq flip-flop

Wow. Former Congressman Les AuCoin gets out his baseball bat:

When the Oregonian splashed ink across its editorial page to lionize Gordon Smith’s flip on the Iraq War, all I could do is recall the words of an authentic anti-war hero in the late Sixties—Gene McCarthy, the Minnesota poet/senator/presidential candidate. McCarthy coined this political definition of a politician of Smith’s ilk:

“Once the real battle is over, they come in and shoot the wounded.”

That’s you, Gordon. After others braved the wrath of misled voters to help the public see Bush’s sophistry—after they risked their careers to turn the war into a political liability for you and other war supporters—only then did you locate your spine.

Go read the rest. Discuss over on Les's blog.


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