Thursday, August 18, 2005

The Perfect Political Storm

So the Republicans are worried that bad news from Iraq is going to kill them in the offyear elections in 2006? They should be. Imagine, then, what Iraq plus $80/barrel oil (maybe $4 gasoline in the U.S.) would do. Henry Kissinger likens Iraq to Vietnam and wonders whether the country can emerge whole from the insurgency. A better question would be: why hasn't the case for an Iraq war been made honestly? Could it be because there never was one?