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It's not a war. It's a congressionally sanctioned military action. The congress created it and the responsibility for it lies with congress. Bush never asked for nor could he have obtained a declaration of war, and yet he and Reichert and the rest speak as if he had. In a *war* the commander in chief more or less determines the parameters. In a congressionally authorized action congress does. So the war was politicized when Bush decided to launch into it this way. Of course it's the same way that Vietnam was politicized.
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Posted by kinaidos | July 17, 2007 9:33 PM

Wouldn't the comparison to the Green River Killer be more apt if we captured Saddam Hussein, released him, and then recaptured him twenty years later?

Posted by Gitai | July 17, 2007 10:01 PM

SO this guy was an ineffectual sheriff who could not catch a rather daft man killing hookers and its Darcy Burner who was unqualified. right...

Posted by Giffy | July 17, 2007 10:14 PM

Klausewitz (not sure if I spelled that right); "War is politics by other means."

Seriously, does Reichert have anything but the Green River deal? That's it. That, in his own mind, defines him and justifies his every decision. "But I caught the Green River Killer." How the hell does that translate into being a decent lawmaker? Oh, obviously it doesn't.

Posted by steve | July 18, 2007 5:58 AM

Even if it had only taken him 1 year to catch the Green River killer... what the fuck does that have to do with being a good congressman?

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Posted by monkey | July 18, 2007 6:46 AM

Do the Republicans shy away from you because you're partisan or because they're afraid you'll try to give them the flu?

Posted by elenchos | July 18, 2007 7:58 AM

script reading back bench lackey.

Posted by maxsolomon | July 18, 2007 8:59 AM

But how's his hair look?

Posted by DOUG. | July 18, 2007 9:03 AM

Wasn't Green River that decision by Reichert that almost destroyed the King County budget with a massive waste of taxpayer dollars for NOTHING?

You know, the usual Red Bushie trick of massive deficits to fund things that never should have been funded in the first place?

Yeah, that should haunt him. It almost bankrupted our COUNTY!

Posted by Will in Seattle | July 18, 2007 11:02 AM

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