Today marks the grim anniversary of the beginning of the war in Iraq–a war America chose to fight on false pretenses. Nearly 4,500 Americans have lost their lives and more than 30,000 have been wounded. Ten years later, American men and women are still in country. Poll after poll shows the American people don’t believe the war was worth its cost in blood and treasure. And even Paul Wolfowitz, one of the architects of the invasion, admits the Bush administration bungled the war and it spiraled out of control. Today, a dozen car bombs killed at least 50 people in Baghdad.
President Obama travels to the Middle East tonight. His mission: To win over the hearts of the Israeli people. But it won’t be easy – the president faces an Israeli public which at times is skeptical of him.
Conservatives aren’t happy with the Republican reboot which was unveiled yesterday.
Senator Rand Paul will endorse a path to citizenship for illegal immigrants, a position very much at odds with the Tea Party wing of his party.
Yesterday we told you about that CPAC forum called “Trump The Race Card: Are You Sick And Tired Of Being Called A Racist When You Know You’re Not One?” and today TPM introduces us to the moderator of that forum.
Supreme Court justices Sonia Sotomayor and Antonin Scalia clashed during oral arguments in the Arizona voter registration case.