Our eight-year-old daughter asked her father and me about the war today. After MY explanation, she looked a little confused.
At that point, her father added, "Let me put it in terms you will understand... America has given Iraq many time-outs and that hasn't worked, so now we have to spank them."
She immediately got it.
It's become almost routine for members of the American press to throw dumb or leading questions at members of the Bush administration. Maybe that's one of the reasons why Secretary of State Colin Powell seemed so well prepared for the shifty question recently hurled at him by an Iraqi reporter.