President Bush, Dick Cheney, and Donald Rumsfeld have a long record of mistaken judgments about the war. But until recently we had forgotten about foreign policy wisdom of the one-time Senate Majority leader, Trent Lott. The Mississippi legislator (and former Ole Miss cheerleader) offered this insightful comment about the sectarian violence that's fueling the civil war in Iraq:
"Why do Sunnis kill Sh'ites? How do they tell the difference? They all look the same to me."
Ah, yes, the ole "they all look the same" excuse. With Sen. Lott's obvious expertise and powerful analysis of the internal political situation in Baghdad, we can all rest easy. The Republicans have Iraq all figured out.