Whether it’s because he’s facing a tough campaign against an antiwar Democrat or he just lost his supply of kool-aid, Christopher Shays (R-Conn.) has swung ‘round to sanity on the Iraq war. After returning from his 14th visit to Iraq, the once-steadfast hawk called for a timetable for withdrawal and bashed Rumsfeld: “I haven’t had faith in the secretary in a long time.”
Rich Lowry, editor of the National Review, indicated in a column on Tuesday that Iraq could turn into another Vietnam. This, after arguing in 2003 that the comparison was ?wishful thinking? on the part of war critics.