Rich Galen

Memo to the Speaker: We don't think showing up at a candlelight vigil will satisfy Cindy Sheehan's demand that you begin impeachment proceedings by the end of next week. Prepare for a primary challenge.

Articulating how serious this really is, Sen. Joe Lieberman (D-CT) said "it is perverse that on the very day we have received a National Intelligence Estimate drawing a direct link between al-Qaeda" to Iraq, that we should be debating an amendment to retreat from Iraq.

"Mr. President," Lieberman said during his floor speech, "I know cots have been brought in so Senators can sleep, but I hope the Senate wakes up to the threat we are facing … It's time to stop dreaming that a mandated withdrawal is anything more than a mandate for defeat."

It is also time that Democrats in Congress and those running for President stop using the war on terror as nothing more than a tool to raise money from the American Left.

Rich Galen

Rich Galen has been a press secretary to Dan Quayle and Newt Gingrich. Rich Galen currently works as a journalist and writes at