Feingold: Iraq is Far More Scandalous than Foley
It's wonderful to see a national figure like Senator Russ Feingold who's not afraid to connect the dots. In an insightful piece on Huffington Post, he all but calls the Foley-lusts-for-boy-pages scandal a distraction from the continuing disaster of Bush/Cheney/Rumsfeld's totally failed Iraq policy:
We all saw the recently declassified key findings of the National Intelligence Estimate. One thing those findings underscored is that our continued and indefinite presence in Iraq is benefiting global terrorist networks that threaten our country. The war has been a disaster, but the Administration refuses to admit its mistake. It refuses to do what's right for our national security. By "staying the course," this Administration is ignoring the conditions on the ground in Iraq and the growing threats we face around the world.
I hope this guy runs for President! But the Dems will probably run Hillary Clinton, and if they do, I'll vote Green--I will not vote for a candidate who still doesn't understand that the Iraq war is a moral and practical failure, and who as far as I know has not repudiated her support for the so-called Patriot Act (which was one of the most unpatriotic pieces of legislation in its time--unfortunately surpassed by last month's shameful embrace of torture and spying).