Still, I wanted to obsess on it just for this exchange between an unknown gaggler and former Ric Santrum communications director/current White House third-stringer Tony Fratto.
Q Why does he need another chance after four years of terrible war and so much killing?
MR. FRATTO: Who?
Q The President.
MR. FRATTO: Another chance —
Q After four years of this violence and terrible war.
MR. FRATTO: It’s been only about a year that we’ve had an elected government in Iraq. And we think, number one, they deserve a chance to have a country that can defend itself from terrorism and be an ally for us in the global war on terror.
Q After we destroyed it?
MR. FRATTO: After we’ve liberated it from Saddam Hussein’s tyranny, yes.
One man’s destruction is anotehr man’s liberation, I suppose.