Monday, November 24, 2003
ARGH! I'm watching a recording of Sunday's "Meet the Press." Host Tim Russert, who usually is a pretty solid interviewer has just asked Sen. Tom Daschle (D-N.D.) that if we are unable to covince the French on the U.N. Security Council and the French and Germans in NATO to lend more support in the form of troops, should "we continue to go it alone."
Maybe Tim wasn't watching the news when more than a dozen Italians were killed by insurgents a couple weeks ago. Maybe he was napping when the Poles sent troops to help in the South.
We're not in Iraq alone. Unfortunately many Democrats -- and the "not-liberal" media -- continue to insist that without France and/or Germany, we're being unilateralist.
Actually, now that I think of it, this problem with the definition "alone" is something that seemed to hit the major media when a former president had a similar problem with that word when considering his proximity to a certain intern.
Maybe President Clinton really was "alone." After all, there were no French or Germans in the room.