Rich Galen

Meanwhile, buried in the back pages of the world's popular press was this from the International Herald Tribune (which is wholly owned by the NY Times): Colonel David Sutherland of the 3rd Brigade Combat Team, 1st Cavalry Division … said Saturday that all 5,000 of his troops would be gone by mid-December.

Wait. What? 5,000 US troops will be rotating home? Did you know that?

No, of course not. Why? Because it reflects well on … George Bush.

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