Wednesday, November 02, 2005

Tilting at Windmills Again

You have to give those wily Democrats credit for their resilience. Well, maybe you don't, but their craftiness is recognizable just the same. Consider their latest move to shut down the Senate in an attempt to spur completion of the investigation into the intelligence that underwrote our invasion of Iraq in 2003. They want to get this done in time for the 2006 midterm elections because they are banking on the results to be politically embarrassing to the President and the Republicans.

This procedural move was unnecessary at its best and downright infantile at its worst. The investigation has been moving forward diligently under the guidance of Intelligence Committee Chairman Pat Roberts of Kansas, and it will be completed in due course. Whether it contains the smoking gun that Dems are praying for each dawn before they climb back into their crypt, well, we'll just have to wait and see.

And don't be caught off guard by all this. It's no mistake that Harry Reid & Co. did this now. Look at what an absolute non-starter the Lewis Libby indictment has been. They hoped they were looking at the next Watergate here, but this case is shaping up to be a whole lot o' nothin'. The general public is really rather ambivalent over the whole affair, and the Dems have smashed their thumb with the hammer they were using to drive the final nail into Bush's political coffin.

They just have to try something...again...and nauseum.

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