The president, if he believes what he says, should admit it and tell us that our troops won’t come back till it’s over, over there. If we are fighting al Qaeda terrorists there to keep from fighting them here, the country should rally behind the president just like they did in the two world wars.
In 1981, I took a break from journalism to work as press secretary to then Illinois Congressman Paul Findley. I wanted to spend a few years learning how government worked from the inside.
It didn’t take long to destroy the few illusions I held about government “of the people, for the people and by the people.”
Latest polling in the 2008 White House campaign shows Hillary Clinton (left) leading a three-way race for the Democratic nomination, while Rudolph Giuliani heads the Republican field, with former Massachusetts governor Mitt Romney showing early signs of a surge.