Today, suicide attackers wearing women's robes blew themselves up in a Shiite mosque, killing 79 people and wounding more than 160. We can quibble about the precise definition of "civil war" until we're blue in the face, but it's now clear that Iraq has descended into chaos. I've always thought that Shrub & Co. would be able to stave off a complete meltdown until a Democrat was elected to the oval office but it's looking increasingly unlikely. To make matters worse, Shrub's foreign policy debacle is now compounded by a constant flood of news scandal and political intrigue on the domestic front.
The best thing that could happen to the U.S. right now is to have another Watergate. Americans need such a clarion call in order to take a long hard look at what's going on. There's a need for greater introspection, something far beyond the 30 second sound bytes on Fox News or other propaganda sources.