"With former vice president Richard B. Cheney in the lead, [the Republicans] have embarked on an ugly course to use the incident to inflict maximum political damage on President Obama. That's bad enough, but their scurrilous line of attack is even worse. The claim that the incident shows the president's fecklessness in the war on terror is unfounded -- no matter how often it is repeated." -- today's editorial in the WaPo, referring to the Christmas Day attempted airline bombing.
Fred Hiatt must be on vacation.