Like Secretary of Veterans Affairs Eric Shinseki, most of us tend to look askance at Senator Specter.
Mr. Specter is the one who devised the "magic bullet theory" in the assassination of President John F. Kennedy. In other words, he is a liar and the country is a lot better off that he is finally leaving the Senate.
People of my generation especially remember Mr. Specter as a liar. We lived through the absurd "magic bullet" being introduced and through the push back on that.
This is C.I.'s "Iraq snapshot" for today: