Dowd ends with the following:
Nope, that's not funny; neither is the fact that there is now a liberated Iraq moving towards democracy, a Lebanon on the verge of throwing off Syrian domination, and a revived peace process for the Israeli/Palestinian conflict. Sure is easy to demagogue when you only look at one side of the ledger, eh, Maureen?
There are, after all, more than 1,500 dead American soldiers, Al Qaeda terrorists on the loose and real nuclear-bomb programs in Iran and North Korea that we know nothing about. No laughs there.