-- Mike Tuggle ("Old Rebel" at Rebellion)
As evidence, Mr. Tuggle cites the fact that Republicans had two opportunities to solve real problems on their watch: by capturing Osama bin Laden at Tora Bora, and by outlawing abortion while they had both the President and the Congress. The Republican Party did neither.
Why? Because it would have removed the justification for going into Iraq, and the issue that galvanizes the Religious Right for the GOP.