Okay, that's really an understatement. The Republican Congressional leadership is in serious trouble, Plamegate is closing in on the VP and there is rumor of some evidence that points right at the Shrub. Harriet Miers' nomination has turned into a joke with several statements over the weekend indicating that there are not enough votes to confirm. Iraq continues to go horribly awry. Afghanistan is slowing sliding back to anarchy and Taliban rule. People still haven't forgotten about Katrina.
They need a distraction.
Could this be blown up into a large enough distraction?
The United States and Britain jointly criticized Syria on Sunday and called for international action to be taken over a U.N. investigation that implicated Syrian officials in the killing of former Lebanese Prime Minister Rafik Hariri.If you think this sounds a lot like the lead up to the Iraq debacle, go to the head of the class.
Secretary of State Condoleezza Rice didn't discuss any specific actions that the United States might push for when the U.N. Security Council considers the investigator's report Tuesday, but she said the matter "really has to be dealt with."