Dry Powder


I said in this post that liberals should “keep our powder dry” in terms of Iraq stuff until the supplemental appropriation request comes down in a couple of months. I didn’t mean that in terms of avoiding criticism of the war or of the Bush administration. Rather, I meant liberals should keep our intra-party bickering powder dry. There simply isn’t an important practical difference between the different degrees of anti-warness that various politicians have staked out at this point. There will be important practical differences in terms of how people vote on proposed amendments to the supplemental request. That’s the time to start really worrying about what people are up to.