Frank Rich laments
that Democrats are among those responsible, in confirming Mukasey, for wrecking the U.S. image as some kind of moral exemplar. We stand for pre-emptive war, torture and a loss of individual liberty at home. This won't be easily turned around -- not with Roberts and Alito and Thomas and Scalia on the Supreme Court -- any time soon, no matter who is elected in 2008. Presuming Bush doesn't pull a Pakistan.