The White House seems to be achieving greater success orchestrating a Senate filibuster to block a resolution in opposition to its troop build-up in Baghdad. ABC's Jake Tapper outlined the tactics: eliminate the middle ground and create a stark choice--either approve the plan or vote against funding it. Republicans want to introduce "a different resolution opposing any cuts in funding for Iraq" and Democrats are blocking that vote. CBS' Sharyl Attkisson consulted her network's political analyst Douglas Brinkley, who got so excited he mixed his metaphors: "Everybody is in dangerous waters now. It is like that moment in the Alamo where the line is drawn in the sand. These resolutions are saying: Which side are you on? Let us see your true colors."
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