Colorado Senator, Ben Campbell's Denver Post Guest Commentary (see link below) is not a fabulous piece of writing, but it is a great distillation of the moment of truth in which America now finds itself.
John Kerry called the Iraq War a moment of truth, and he was right -- for all the wrong reasons. This moment of truth is not about whether the United States will kiss ass at the United Nations Security Council, as Kerry would have it, but about whether Americans will realize that our nation is at war, and unite accordingly. A house divided against itself cannot stand.
Unfortunately, the Democrat Party Leadership has made -- what is the phrase? -- "a quality decision" to divide America over the War on Terrorism, because Democrats are out of power, and the Party Leadership will pay any price, bear any burden, to get that power back.
In a way, George W. Bush probably brought this division upon us 1) by his "new tone" trust of the Democrats' brief pretensions to be with him in the WOT, and 2) by denying the Dems their signature election year bludgeons of Education, Healthcare and Social Security. After all, the only real way to get Liberal Democrats to go in for national unity is to let them win.
Read Sen. Campbell's Guest Commentary at http://www.denverpost.com/Stories/0,1413,36%257E158%257E2190738,00.html