Regarding the hearings themselves, I have a lot of trepidation about what will happen on Monday, to be honest. Democrats are clearly scared of this issue. They believe that Republicans are going to accuse them of “wanting to give Al Qaeda our playbook” (a phrase several different people used independently) and that those tactics will work to obscure the real issues here. They seem — at least to me — to be more frightened than impassioned, more worried about how to avoid looking like Al Qaeda allies than how to question Gonzales in order to prove that the Administration here broke the law and that it is intolerable for the President to break the law.
You know what makes you look weak on national security? DITHERING AROUND ON TELEVISION ABOUT HOW YOU’RE AFRAID TO LOOK WEAK ON NATIONAL SECURITY!
Attacking is strength. Responding is weakness. How it is that I know this and you, Mr. Professional Politician, don’t, is incomprehensible.