Quote for the Day

"They did this to protect themselves, but they couldn't protect us?" - a Republican congressional aide on the timing of Rumsfeld's resignation.

Actually, the timing was entirely about the president's pride and ego - certainly not about the troops, or the war. Bush preferred to keep his inerrant leader image intact rather than do all he could to retain the Congress or win the war. Such pride almost always cometh before a mid-term realignment.