DIVIDEND TAX CUTS: JUST ANOTHER WAY WE CAN ALL HELP LITTLE JESSICA….Reader Shelley Cole draws my attention to this headline in the Chicago Tribune today:

New tax-cut argument: It’s for the soldiers
Bush’s tax cuts have been under fire by critics who assert the nation cannot afford to give up revenue at the same time it engages in a war whose duration and costs are unknown. But White House spokesman Ari Fleischer said the cuts are needed specifically “so that when our men and women in the military return home, they’ll have jobs to come home to.”

The Tribune reports that Democrats have “scoffed” at this, as well they should. Sounds to me like Ari’s boss is getting desperate.