Saturday Article round up
Mark Steyn says that Kerry's looking for American failure -- and he's it:
What a small, graceless man Kerry is. The nature of adversarial politics in a democratic society makes George W. Bush his opponent. But it was entirely Kerry's choice to expand the field, to put himself on the other side of Allawi and the Iraqi people. Given his frequent boasts that he knows how to reach out to America's allies, it's remarkable how often he feels the need to insult them: Britain, Australia, and now free Iraq. But, because this pampered cipher has floundered for 18 months to find any rationale for his candidacy other than his indestructible belief in his own indispensability, Kerry finds himself a month before the election with no platform to run on other than American defeat. He has decided to co-opt the jihadist death-cult, the Baathist dead-enders, the suicide bombers and other misfits and run as the candidate of American failure. This would be shameful if he weren't so laughably inept at it.Over at the Washington Post, Colibert King takes another look at Kerry's detractors.
The other paper in the district, The Washington Times, looks at a possible smoking gun involving Joe Lockhart.
John Podhoretz talks about Dan Rather's Day of Reckoning.
Other wisdom on Mr. Rather's problems comes from Victor Davis Hanson.
On the subject of media bias, the Knight-Ridder blog asks if Dumb Women are for Bush.
And Iran is telling the UN, that America is the cause of terrorism.