Is Saddam's Sentencing The "November Surprise"?
The Columbia University law professor told The Nation: "when you look at polling figures there have been three significant spike points. One was the date on which Saddam was captured. The second was the purple fingers election. The third was Zarqawi being killed. Based on those three, it's easy to project that they will get a mild bump out of this. ... This is not coincidence. Nothing in Iraq that's set up this far in advance is coincidental."
--The Nation, Oct. 17