Unmindful that the United States is still in the midst of a congressionally authorized war, partisan Democrats in Washington, D.C. wasted no time in trying to capitalize politically on the sordid photos of prisoners being abused by U.S. forces at the Abu Ghraib prison in Iraq.
Leftist Sen. Tom Harkin (D.-Iowa), not uncharacteristically, was first to leap demagogically into the fray. “For the good of our country, the safety of our troops, and our image around the globe, Secretary Rumsfeld should resign,” Harkin told CNN last Thursday. “He has to go. Nothing, I think, less, will suffice.” House Minority Leader Nancy Pelosi (D.-Calif.) soon followed. “Mr. Rumsfeld has been engaged in a cover-up from the start on this issue and continues to be so,” Pelosi charged–without any evidence.