Monday, September 16, 2002


"It's hard not to notice that the sudden urgency of war with Iraq has coincided precisely with the emergence of the corporate scandal story, with the flip in the congressional [poll] numbers and with the decline in the Republicans' prospects for retaking the Senate majority," said Jim Jordan, director of the Democrats' Senate campaign committee. "It's absolutely clear that the administration has timed the Iraq public relations campaign to influence the midterm elections . . . and to distract the voting public from a failing economy and an unpopular Republican domestic agenda." This quote is taken from a remarkable Dana Milbank story in today's Washington Post.

Is this going to be the Democratic position on the most urgent national security matter facing the United States? That it's really about whether Sen. Susan Collins (R) gets re-elected in Maine?