Today's headline: "Senators fear Iraq war may spill to Iran, Syria."

I'm afraid that's not a typo -- apparently they really do mean "fear," rather than "hope." Or, rather, "Senators recognize that Iran is hip-deep in the Iraq war already, and it would be lunacy to leave enemies with safe havens."

Joe Biden in particular seems to be guilty here. Chuck Hagel's remark may have been intended to 'express fear,' but it seems more like common sense to me.

"You cannot sit here today -- not because you're dishonest or you don't understand -- but no one in our government can sit here today and tell Americans that we won't engage the Iranians and the Syrians cross-border," said Hagel, a Vietnam veteran and possible 2008 presidential candidate.
Right. You can't. We will, and should.

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