Mike Lukovich’s cartoon is a sad reminder of what we are dealing with in Iraq. As Newsweek writer, Michael Hirsch, put it succinctly: President Bush’s Administration’s handling of this war has become all about politics, not about policy. Lives are now cheap and, of course, plentiful.

Folks on the fuming right will go to great lengths to discredit a reporter who challenges the administration when it reports false progress in Iraq, as just happened in their caricature of Michael Ware as having disrupted John McCain and Lindsay Graham’s news conference in Baghdad.

Fortunately there is video available to set the record straight, but even with the video the pundits continue to bash Mr. Ware unjustly. Watch the conference:


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