"The New Saladin"
Sorry for the absence. Chris Matthews, about ten minutes ago, rough paraphrase: "I'm afraid that the Iranian mullahs would prefer an attack from the United States to giving up their nuclear program... that they want to be the new Saladin, the heroes of the whole Arab world." Okay, problem: Saladin was a Kurd, the Iranians are Persians, and neither like Arabs very much. Other than that, spot on Chris.
UPDATE: And then, Joe Biden responding on MTP responding to Tim Russert's question about the effect her vote for the war will have on Hillary Clinton's primary chances: "I would be surprised if the vote on the war will be the defining issue of the primary." Well, that's a little self-serving Neil, I mean Joe. Anyway, I've seen the polls indicating that HRC is the frontrunner for the Democratic nomination, but I have yet to encounter anyone who actually supports her (besides this asshole). Who are these pro-Hillary Democrats? And will someone put me on the phone with them please? We have a lot to talk about.