Bad Call on Iraq

Maverick ex-soldier David Hackworth believed the Bush administration's claims about Iraqi weapons of mass destruction until recently, but now he's steamed. "A whole bunch of folks here in the USA and around this beat-up globe are all worked up over George W. Bush's 16 shifty words in his 'Let's Do Saddam' State of the Union speech when they should be taking a harder look at the president's judgment on the most critical matter to a state: war," Hackworth writes. "Don't have heartburn over those 16 words. Have it instead over the folks who've gotten our nation in a megamess that might cost hundreds more casualties and around $100 billion by Christmas, a figure this regime's Liars Club is busy doing its best to hide."