The secretary of defense added another item to the revolving and evolving list of reasons we invaded Iraq: If we hadn’t, Saddam “would be rolling in petrol dollars. Think of the oil price today. He would have so much money.” Excuse us, we’ll be back in a moment. We need to de-lice after just reading something like that.
Humorist and former Bush I speechwriter Christopher Buckley, a once-staunch Republican, writes that he hopes his party loses both houses in November. And as for Bush’s “compassionate conservatism”? Buckley suggests it should be termed “incontinent conservatism.”
The Secretary of Defense compared critics of the war in Iraq to Nazi appeasers, saying the critics have failed to heed the lessons of history. (story and video) History, huh? Well, based on current policy, one imagines that Rumsfeld would have recommended invading China in response to the Japanese bombing of Pearl Harbor.