Screw Harry Potter- the new Mark Steyn column is up and it is free:
It’s mullah time! The question now is whether Iran’s ayatollahs and the original ”Islamic republic” can survive the summer, or whether President Bush will mark the second anniversary of Sept. 11 with two-thirds of his axis of evil consigned to the trash can of history.
That would be a remarkable achievement, by any measure save that of Democratic presidential candidates such as John Kerry, who seems to be running as the French foreign minister (a niche market of limited appeal even among Dem primary voters, one would think). Senator Kerry will continue to insist it’s all a disaster and possibly a cover-up, too. But over in North Korea, the third member of the axis will get the picture. For one thing, it’s hard to be an effective axis when there’s just one of you.
Is there anyone who doesn’t think that John Kerry is a smug, condescending liar who wants to be on every side of an issue? Anyone? Ok, except Theresa Heinz, is there anyone.