I'm not a big fan of NY Times columnist Maureen Dowd. I get the feeling that when confronted with the choice between saying something meaningful and saying something cutesy, she'll usually choose cutesy. (That I may do the same is irrelevant to this discussion.) But I think she was spot on with today's column, which concludes:
Mr. Bremer put the best foot forward. Noting that the ex-proconsul was standing on the White House lawn still in the boots he wore with suits in Iraq, Charlie Gibson of ABC asked the escapee how he felt.
"Well, it's like having a rather large weight lifted off my shoulders," he said. "I'm delighted to be back."
If only our soldiers could say the same.