A few weeks ago, skittish Republicans were distancing themselves from using the war in Iraq as a political issue. Now, apparently, <a href=http://www.nytimes.com/2006/06/22/washington/22capital.html?th&emc=th>they are embracing the war</a> with open arms. I say, "Let them." Let them embrace the failure to find WMD's, the reason for going to war with Iraq to begin with. Let them embrace the $320 billion dollar price tag to American tax-payers. After all, Paul Wolfowitz did say that Iraqi oil revenues would cover the costs of the war and reconstruction and former OMB DIrector Mitch Daniels estimated the cost to be in the neighborhood of $50 - $60 billion. Let them embrace the fact that Iraqi oil production is far below pre-war levels. Let them embrace the no bid contracts to Haliburton, which was operating at a loss prior to Dick Cheney ascending to Vice-President of the US. Let them embrace the BILLIONS of tax dollars that disappeared in Iraq under the oversight of Proconsul J. Paul Bremmer. Let them embrace the attrocities at Abu Ghraib. Let them embrace the failure to rebuild the infrastructure, which continues to provide water and electricity at below pre-war levels. Let them embrace the more than 2500 US soldiers who have died in Iraq and the nearly 20000 who have been wounded and maimed. Let them embrace the continued sectarian violence claiming Iraqi lives on a daily basis. Gosh, I could just go on and on!