Use them now, because Washington Times reporter Eli Lake is moving on up to Newsweek. Lake is the latest Iraq hack and all-purpose neocon instrument to demonstrate the one rule of post-9/11 journalism: there’s always work if you’re always pro-war.
All jokes aside, I’m happy for Lake, who seems to have found his perfect match in Newsweek boss Tina Brown. Just imagine what Lake will be able to do with her crack Photoshop staff! I’m already picturing the “Saddam at 75” cover story, with Hussein and bin Laden wearing matching Code Pink T-shirts.