It's really beginning to look that way.
The fact that Bush used a Veteran's Day speech to conduct a partisan attack on Democrats who are raising questions about the origins of the war in Iraq would seem to suggest it, at any rate. Think about it: Bush used his yearly opportunity to solidify his stance as a tough, rugged war president to defend himself against accusations that his administration pressured the CIA--something which the L.A. Times article, following administration talking points, says didn't happen--but we bloggers who actually remember history know and can document according to the official reports that it did.
Will the Democrats capitalize? Will they stay on the offensive? As a Republican friend of mine told me a couple of days ago: the Democrats never miss an opportunity to miss an opportunity. It's time to correct that.
This administration is flailing, stung by electoral defeats, horrible poll numbers, dissention in the ranks, and constant confrontation with the devastating results of its failed policies. 2006 is the time to deliver a killing stroke--without sacrificing our footing.