How To Avoid “Woulda, Should, Coulda” Syndrome

Dems are coming out and saying they made a mistake, but Kevin Drum reminds us that Congress didn't vote for a war, they voted for the President to use military force. Given that, Dems have wiggle room to say that they were told that war was…

If We Don’t Torture, Why Did We Hide It?

While that's obviously a rhetorical question, I still feel the need to pose it after I read in Forbes (via Time) about a report that suggests the CIA tried to hide the death of a detainee:WASHINGTON (AFX) - CIA interrogators apparently…

The Rumsfeld Memo

I say declassify it.If only he could show us the memo. "It's still classified, I suppose?" says Secretary of Defense Donald H. Rumsfeld, looking toward his assistant. "It's still classified," Lawrence DiRita replies, "along with a lot of…

Edwards Joins the Iraq War Condemnation Chorus

John Edwards is lending his voice to the chorus, also known as the "I Would Have Voted Differently" group, vocalizing condemnation of going to war in Iraq. The argument for going to war with Iraq was based on intelligence that we now know…

Another Fine Speech

This one from John McCain (click on "Sen. McCain's remarks" in upper right: While we make improvements in our political-military strategy, the latest polls and protests at home show that we need a renewed effort to win the homefront. If we…

All Things in Moderation …

A political observation which should not be lost on either side of the aisle. Here's a prediction: The important political battles of the next several years will be over which party commands this high ground of the center -- and offers…

Economist On US’s Torture Policy

In a great editorial entitled "How to lose friends and alienate people," the magazine breaks down the reasons why current thought on torture are wrong, misguided and dangerous.THERE are many difficult trade-offs for any president when it…

Pax Attacks

Salam Pax has an insider's view of the Baghdad restaurant that the terrorists attacked: That was Kaduri’s. If you are person who likes BIG Iraqi breakfasts then that’s your place. While G and I were working…

Blog-Find of the Day

Biscuits and Crisps, the adventures of "2 Irish girls who jacked in their jobs in London and Dublin repectively and traipsed off on a years adventure around d world."

Veterans arrested

... for trespassing ... in a veterans' cemetery ... which they entered to remove the white flags an anti-war group had planted there.