We like it when NYT op-ed columnist David Brooks gets all weepy and soft. It's sort of like when your child-molesting uncle gets drunk and remorseful—even if you're planning to report him to Child Protective Services, you still feel bad for him. Seriously: Chester the Molester has feelings too.
Today Brooks totally preempts Bush's State of the Union: "washing the streets with blood... a stern determination to not let evil triumph... liberating themselves... the most democratic government in the Arab world..." Also, communism kills or something.
That giant ripping sound you hear is Bush's speechwriters tearing up what they thought was the final SOTU draft. —CS