"The Panic Over Iraq"/Dongzhou
The conventional wisdom on Iraq/Bush is not just wrong, but the spasm of a failed worldview. The Dongzhou massacre won't fire up any demonstrations on the left. Andrew Sullivan will say the right things but won't match his fury against water-boarding terrorists because this really isn't about human rights violations. It's anti-western/anti-Americanism/anti-semitism circa 1933. Some portion of the 'left' would make common cause with head-hackers, for the enemy is us.
This is a media war. (Is there any way to understand Sharon but through this prism?). I can thus understand the McCain amendment, but's it's wrong headed and weak where we should be strong. A healthy culture at war would not concede such moral culpability. We would be (will be) attacked by the 'left' notwithstanding. Better to win big and keep advancing:
Onward to Iran. Who's with me?