Tom Daschle’s one decent year in six begins

Facing a tough re-election race, Tom Daschle has praised the Bush administration’s war and nation-building work in Iraq, and stated, magnanimously, that he has no serious concerns about the lack of weapons of mass destruction, according to the Rapid City Journal. In a speech before the state’s chamber of commerce, Daschle added that he is satisfied with the way things are going in Iraq. What statesmanship! Shades of Arthur Vandenberg.