GOP diagnoses

Rumsfeld's senility: Yesterday, a willfully forgetful defense secretary said, "I don’t know anybody who had any reasonable expectations about the number or the length of the war or the cost of the war. I just don’t — no one I know went out and said these are how those three metrics ought to be considered. And you can take it to the bank." Here's what ThinkProgress is taking to the bank: Rummy is on record for predicting a war that would be short ("six months"), inexpensive ("50 billion to $60 billion"), and with low casualties ("we will be greeted as liberators").

Bush's cognitive degeneration: Comparing footage of Governor Bush to president Bush (video here), Information Clearinghouse talks of "a striking decline in his sentence-by-sentence speaking skills" and "pre-senile dementia."

Delay's heart attack: Writing that Tom Delay is a millstone around the GOP's neck, the New York Times diagnoses the former majority leader's tactics as "political hubris on a national scale, directed at the heart of democracy."

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