At the time of this posting, 1041 US soldiers have died in Iraq.
(Why is this "The Top Story"?
1. Each of these soldiers died in a war that was initiated by a President who is intentionally misleading the American people about the future prospects in Iraq to serve his own ends, and
2. Like Gen. Anthony Zinni, I believe that this has got to be more important than "American Idol").
Today's Feature: What Are They Thinking?
One of the strangest news items I've seen in this whole strange political year appeared yesterday:
MSNBC - NBC poll: Bush holds narrow lead: "when voters were asked what they would want in a second term for Bush, 58 percent say they want major changes, compared with only 9 percent who say they want his second term to look a lot like his first term. "There are lots of things I don't understand here, but the first thing that comes to mind is "How could anyone expect a president who can't admit a mistake on any topic to make significant changes in his second term?"
And I'll credit Mary with the better question, "How would he do this as a lame duck?"
Here's a suggestion for anyone who wants a "major change" in Bush's second term: Vote for John Kerry!