Rep. Curt Weldon is emblematic of the cancer eating away at Washington.
America's invasion of Iraq has made predictable impressions on Iran and North Korea: Only military power, underscored by the actual possession of nuclear weapons, can guarantee survival against a superpower bent on regime change.
The revelation that Richard Armitage first disclosed Valerie Wilson's identity as a covert CIA operative doesn't change the fact that it was Karl Rove and Scooter Libby who used that information in an attempt to punish Ms. Wilson for her husband's criticism of the Bush administration.
The first person to tell reporters that Valerie Plame worked for the CIA was not, apparently, someone in Dick Cheney's circle out to smear Plame as a way of getting back at her husband, who had criticized the administration. Rather, it was then-Deputy Secretary of State Richard Armitage, who didn't have an ax to grind, who didn't know Plame was an undercover operative, and who was apparently just passing on gossip, according to a new book.
Democrats must transcend all their intraparty squabbles over the war in Iraq and focus on the obligation of politicians to be honest with the public.
Stephen Colbert wonders if Bush is refusing to endorse Ned Lamont?s Republican opponent in the Conn Senate race because the president is so toxic these days But Colbert also has another theory.