Ted Kennedy has become an embarrassment not just for Massachusetts, but for the nation. With Iraq’s historic free elections just days away (paid for dearly with Iraqi and American lives), Kennedy is calling for U.S. troops to withdraw. Surely he knows that this would not only snuff out any hope for democracy in the Middle East, but it would also turn the Iraqi people back over to the tender mercies of the thugs. The rape rooms and other horrors would quickly be open for business once more. The time has come not for the American soldier to withdraw, but for Ted Kennedy to withdraw.