I very much recommend checking outThe Anchoress who has two must read posts.
One of them has to do with a report from UNMOVIC concerning the removal from Iraq by Saddam's regime of illegal weapons as well as an update on Iraq/Al Qaida connections.
Ever notice how the media neglects to tell us these things? One might think they were a lot of partisan miscreants...or maybe they are just lazy. Neither inspires confidence.
I think they are afraid any such news might derail the WAR ON THE REPUBLICANS which of course includes the sweep in 2006 and triumphant impeachment hearings of George W. Bush to follow. They can not be bothered with reality. The rest of us are only window dressing.
The other post has to do with the mayhem that would follow an immediate American troop withdrawal from Iraq. This time the people making the call will have the blood on their hands. This time they will not evade responsibility for the Killing Fields. I am tired of this game we play where liberals never have to say they are sorry.
Not long ago Bono made the point that George Bush had walked the walk where Africa was concerned. Unlike so many other world leaders he had actually done something constructive for the people of that sad continent.
But he got no credit. Bill Clinton can play for the audience and get applause whether he has served a useful purpose or not. Bush can not even get a fair hearing.
But the left should remember that in 2008 Bush will be gone. And they will be left with the enemies they made trying to destroy him. They will have to deal with the fact that they have earned the disgust and disappointment of former Democrats such as myself. It might be hard to win without us.
And if they continue to play politics with Iraq they will have the blood of innocents on their hands. They can try to blame it on every one else and say if good ol Saddam was still running the place all would be well...but either way they have decided to side with Saddam, AlQaida or both...just to put the screws to George Bush.
This is not the behavior or a responsible national party.