The Iraq Panic – The real targets of roadside bombs in Iraq are American politicians
So why the Washington panic? A large part of it is political. As Democrats see support for the war falling in the polls, the most cynical smell an opening for election gains in 2006. The Republican Hagels, who voted for the war only reluctantly, see another opening to assail the “neo-cons” and get Donald Rumsfeld fired. Still others are merely looking for political cover. Rather than fret (for the TV cameras) about “the “public going south” on the war, South Carolina Senator Lindsey Graham could do more for the cause by trying to educate Americans and rally their support.