Ciao for now. I'm here for a week.
In a bright ray of hope, Tom Friedman (who I've been loathing for being a jingo bitch) is finally starting to get it, talking about the war in Iraq as The Big One. "We may fail because to win The Big One, we need an American public, and allies, ready to pay any price and bear any burden, but we have a president unable or unwilling to summon either." Maybe that's why it really wasn't a good idea in the first place, natch.