William F. Buckley Jr. sees the light.
“With the benefit of minute hindsight, Saddam Hussein wasn’t the kind of extra-territorial menace that was assumed by the administration one year ago,” Mr. Buckley said. “If I knew then what I know now about what kind of situation we would be in, I would have opposed the war.”
Unfortunately, with the economy “drifting upward,” Josh Marshall fears that Bush may well win in November despite the Iraq fiasco.
CBS/NYT has a new poll out showing a Bush rebound and a neck-and-neck race, with the president’s rise due to public perceptions of an improving economy?
One sounding means little in itself, of course. But this does seem to be the general direction — a slow upward drift based on a recovering economy contending with the majority’s belief that the president’s foreign policy is fundamentally flawed.
Time to mobilize the troops. Kerry is anything but a shoe-in and we can’t let down our guard.
Richard Burger is the author of Behind the Red Door: Sex in China, an exploration of China's sexual revolution and its clash with traditional Chinese values.