You knew it was only a matter of time before a Republican pundit would hope for a catastrophe that would help Bush in the upcoming election.
The problem here is that national security isn't the leading campaign issue. And saying it should be won't make it so. What's needed is an event--a big event--to crystallize the issue in a way that highlights Republican strength and Democratic weakness. It was two events--the foiled British terrorist plot and the need to comply with a Supreme Court decision on handling captured terrorists--that led to the Republican mini-rally in September.
Of course there's little time left for a major event to occur. The North Korean bomb test wasn't big enough to change the course of the campaign. So Republicans may have to rely on their two remaining assets: They have more money than the Democrats and a voter turnout operation second to none...read on
There's still time to attack attack Iran, Freddy.
(for those of you who don't know how to click through. Fred Barnes wrote the article)