Wednesday, April 05, 2006

The Rape-Over

Here's how the GOP will hold Congress in 2006 with barely any losses, or maybe even gains. Kevin Drum has the whisper campaign leaking out of British and US militaries. And he has this bit of wisdom:

There's no question that the administration is already preparing the ground for an air strike on Iran, but it's likely that the real push won't come until late summer when it can be used as a cudgel in the midterm elections. Same song, new verse.

And once more: If Democrats don't start thinking about how they're going to respond to this, they're idiots. We don't always get to pick the issues to run on. Sometimes they're picked for us.

Bingo. And "Real Security" isn't going to cut the mustard. I can only manage what laugh tracks are going to be produced by a Harry Reid/Nancy Pelosi/Howard Dean reaction to bombing Iran. That'll swiftly have everyone going "Jack Who?" by then after the public has collectively forgotten about any corruption scandal.