"Undermining my electoral viability since 2001."

Sy Hersch: Last Stand

More about Iran, worth reading in its entirety.

I found this bit interesting:

A retired four-star general, who ran a major command, said, “The system is starting to sense the end of the road, and they don’t want to be condemned by history. They want to be able to say, ‘We stood up.’ ”

It seems like a lot of people want to be on the historical record for standing up to the Bush administration at one point or another. This is essentially the rationale Senator Russ Feingold (D-Wi) gave last week on Meet the Press for wanting to censure the Prez over his extra-legal phone-tapping program.

I wonder at what point wanting to be on the record as opposed to something that happens stops being enough.