In general I’d rather write about the good news in Iraq than the bad since the media likes to pretend it’s all bad. I’m sorry to tell you I have no good news for today.
Iraqis are furious. The CPA’s approval rating is 11 percent. It’s going to get worse before it gets better, so I suggest you brace for it.
Here is Christopher Hitchens in Slate:
The graphic videos and photographs that have so far been shown only to Congress are, I have been persuaded by someone who has seen them, not likely to remain secret for very long. And, if you wonder why formerly gung-ho rightist congressmen like James Inhofe (“I’m outraged more by the outrage”) have gone so quiet, it is because they have seen the stuff and you have not. There will probably be a slight difficulty about showing these scenes in prime time, but they will emerge, never fear. We may have to start using blunt words like murder and rape to describe what we see.
Here are my gut-level predictions for which I admittedly have no evidence. Donald Rumsfeld will “resign” in order “to spend more time with his family” when this footage comes out.
Bush will be fired in November.