Jeb Bush

Why Not Jeb?

I know he probably won't run in 2008, and certainly his last name is problematic given his brother's latest poll numbers, but wouldn't Jeb Bush be really strong in a Republican presidential primary? McCain is faltering, Romney has a variety of problems, and neither Sam Brownback nor Newt Gingrich is, in all liklihood, going to win the nomination. Jeb fills a gaping hole, even if primary voters would be nervous about his electability in a general election. As for that electability, it's seems intuitively right to argue that the country would simply not elect another Bush in 2008.

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Ever since the staggering pictures of naked Iraqi men being brutalized by young men and women in American uniform at Abu Ghraib first surfaced last April, only to be followed by the stunning news of torture and murder of prisoners not only in Iraqi detention camps but also in Afghanistan and Guantanamo, and now, most recently, the astonishing reports of American operatives abducting suspected foreign terrorists and sending them to our "allies" in Syria and Egypt to torture them on our behalf--with its corny, yet horrifying Orwellian name, "extraordinary rendition"--I repeatedly find myself str

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It's not often that a U.S. political campaign is launched on foreign soil. Then again, it's not often that a U.S. political campaign revolves around a major motion picture.

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