ask Karl Rove why there wasn't a more organized defense of Bush to those lies. they ceded the premise of those issues to the Dems, and barring some major revelation, won't get them back.
That's just inconceivable to me. What possible strategy or justification could there be for ceding the entire basis of the war to the Dems? Its political hari-kari. It seems like the Bushes could make some defense of their positions rather than just throwing up their hands and quitting, even if it might damage some hum-intel resources. The truth is, if the Repubs lose the White House, those hum-intels are gonna get f*#ked by Kerry anyway.