"People who would portray the two claims as contradictory are much more interested in convincing you that there's no inequality problem than they are in finding out what's happening with inequality..."
I Surrender

Oxymoron of the Day from John McCain

Hoisted from Comments: Robert Waldmann's jaw drops as he listens to John McCain be an idiot:

Grasping Reality with Both Hands: Brad DeLong's Semi-Daily Journal: Czar George W. Bush Flails Around and Gets Some New Cossacks: Could be that W just took the only top ranking officer who didn't tell him that his surge was idiocy. Off topic (except related to idiocy) but get a load of John McCain's howler in his AEI talk:

http://www.talkingpointsmemo.com/archives/011808.php The Marines in Anbar province report very positive effects in reducing the non-sectarian Al Qaeda based violence that is the predominant cause of instability there.

Yep non sectarian Al Qaeda. This is like saying pacifist Al Qaeda.

A> captured CD revealed an explicit plan to provoke sectarian civil war proposed by "Monotheism and Jihad" aka "al Qaeda in Mesopotamia" aka "Al Qaeda in Iraq" aka "Abu Mussab al Zarqawi and fellow murderous sectarian fanatics."

I can't believe a senator could be so ignorant. As proof of my sincere inability to believe in McCain's ignorance see http://rjwaldmann.blogspot.com/2007/01/reyes-syndrome-according-to-josh.html