Tuesday, September 26, 2006


Apropos of the discussion over the weekend:

Republican Congressman Peter Roskam of Illinois is in a tight race with Democratic challenger Tammy Duckworth. In a recent debate he accused Ms. Duckworth of wanting to "cut and run" on the issue of Iraq.

Nothing odd, there, a standard tactic for any Republican incumbent getting heat about the mishandling of the war.

But Ms. Duckworth is a veteran of this war in Iraq, having flown Blackhawk helicopters for the Army. Ok, it's cheap to accuse someone of running from a fight she actually fought, but mere rhetoric.

Then you come to realize that the person who is being accused of "running" lost both her legs in Iraq. Ugh.