Cigars versus bombs
Mickey Kaus tries to read the bomb remnants and decide whether terrorists want Bush or Kerry elected in November. I don't know why he thinks it is important to understand what people who would just as soon murder everyone in the US think of our elections. But perhaps he thinks if we can get people talking about what the terrorists "want", it will somehow pan out to be a positive for Bush. He tosses out this aside: "...Bush is less likely than Kerry to withdraw from Iraq...". I'm curious where this information is coming from. Not from Kerry's stated platform, to be sure. Kaus does end up conceding the terrorist's motives may simply be to attack us, which he helpfully compares to Clinton's sexual proclivities. Putting these two things in the same sentence gives us an insight into Mr. Kaus's system of mental organization.