Here's your quote of the day:
[Senator Orrin Hatch] stressed that the Middle East is the haven for terrorism and if the United States leaves too soon the terrorists will follow them back to the United States and we have World War III. "They're waiting for the Democrats here to take control, let things cool off and then strike again."
Give Hatch the benefit of the doubt—he's a musician, after all—and assume he means "Democrats will weaken our vital civil liberty-gutting laws and make terrorists blow everybody up." OK. So, did I dream that thwarted terrorist attack last week? Did the Democrats lead a midnight coup when I wasn't looking, Nancy Pelosi executing Republican whips and sending the bullets to their families, John Conyers scurrying up the Capitol dome to hoist a white flag?