New York Times has an interesting piece about the dovish wing of the Democratic caucus — two dozen strong. They all agree that Gephardt isn’t strong-arming them, even encouraging them to “vote their conscience.” They all seem to have Vietnam on their minds. Rep. Mary Kaptor (D-Ohio) declared “Naked aggression is not the American way,” and encouraged America to “wake up.”
The Defense Department has handed Bush the most detailed plans for attacking Iraq yet. For obvious reasons, everyone is light on details, but the New York Times asserts that the plans involve an extensive air campaign to eliminate the Iraqi command and control centers, as well as their means of delivering weapons of mass destruction, followed by a troop invasion from Kuwait.