Here is a conservative I respect and admire. Mr Roberts and I will disagree on certain principles, like the uses and role of government, but we will agree on many basic truths.
This clear, concise and hard-hitting essay explains why Bush, Ashcroft, et al, are not conservatives at all.
My favorite bit: "Apparently, Rush Limbaugh and National Review think there is a liberal media because the prison torture scandal could not be suppressed and a cameraman filmed the execution of a wounded Iraqi prisoner by a US Marine." But go read the whole thing, you'll be glad you did.
(Thanks to Redsock for pointing it out to me, of course.)