According the latest National Intelligence Estimate, the four-year old war on Iraq has increased the danger of a terrorist attack on U.S. soil. I think I, and an awful lot of other people, could have told you that, certainly at least three years ago. Of course, that’s also what I thought the war on Afghanistan would do and a major reason I opposed that war, which we are also losing.
“If Republicans insist on blocking a change of course in Iraq, Democrats will give them the opportunity to explain this. Lots of opportunity to explain this,” [Senate Majority Leader Harry] Reid said. “We are going to have votes during the night. We’re not going to let everybody go home and have a good night’s rest.”
So tonight, we are scheduled to wait out a Republican filibuster in the U.S. Senate opposing a timetable for withdrawal, and according to the Telegraph, “Senator George Voinovich, a close ally of Mr Bush, delivered a withering assessment of the situation in Iraq, declaring that the Bush administration had ‘f****d up the war’.”