It's tough love week in the U.S. Senate. "Just one more chance?" pleads the Boy Who Cried Wolf. "NO!" say the Senators, in one way, shape, or form (although probably not through Joe Biden's resolution). Meanwhile, Hillary Clinton accuses George W. Bush of scheming to pass this problem onto the next president:
"The president has said this is going to be left to his successor. He has said that on more than one occasion," Clinton said during a town-hall meeting Sunday morning. "I really resent it. This was his decision to go to war."
Her comment quickly reverberated at the White House, where a spokesman issued a statement denouncing Clinton for a "partisan attack that sends the wrong message to our troops, our enemies and the Iraqi people." (More here.)
See, this is how the reactionary Republicans always respond: Criticize the president and his policies, and be labeled a partisan who attacks America. The only problem is, this war is no longer a partisan issue (if it ever really was, since way too many Democrats fell for it in 2002-2003). Now pretty much everyone agrees we need to wind down the war ASAP, and the "why do they hate America?" refrain rings totally hollow.
Hey, not to totally change the subject, but I read in the Statesman last Friday that Boise now has a Filipino restaurant. That was one of the only major international cuisines we were lacking, and now the niche is filled. What sort of other restaurants (not chains, but cuisines or concepts) would you still like to see hereabouts? What will be the big Boise restaurant trend of 2007? (I think it's fair to say that creative local pizza joints were hot stuff in 2006.)
This is your weekly open thread.