Sunday, August 14, 2005

Sunday recommended reading

Some of my Sunday must read includes Frank Rich:Someone Tell the President the War Is Over. Choice lines:
Mr. Bush has lost not only the country but also his army.
And the concluding paragraph:
Thus the president's claim on Thursday that "no decision has been made yet" about withdrawing troops from Iraq can be taken exactly as seriously as the vice president's preceding fantasy that the insurgency is in its "last throes." The country has already made the decision for Mr. Bush. We're outta there. Now comes the hard task of identifying the leaders who can pick up the pieces of the fiasco that has made us more vulnerable, not less, to the terrorists who struck us four years ago next month.

Captures quite effectively the transition that has taken place in public opinion and that Cindy Sheehan is now galvanizing.