I’m not sure if Dan W. Maddox of Greensboro needs to check his history or if he knows something I don’t:

Obviously, it will be a Herculean task to reverse our current direction. It will be difficult to disentangle ourselves from Iraq, and, of course, there is no way to compensate for the lives and property that have been so wantonly destroyed.

And it is almost necessary to conclude that we will never be able to repay the gargantuan deficits of the last six years. But the best thing the new Congress can do is to get us out of Iraq, raise taxes and at least begin.

Maybe we have made a good start. We will see. But the big test will come in 2008. I see no savior on the horizon. No Truman or Clinton.

We know which Clinton he’s talking about. But which Truman is he talking about? The one who dropped the bomb on Japan and invaded Korea?