The cowardly Democratic Party, one of the two major pro-imperialist parties in the US, collapsed in the face of executive opposition to its wimpy time-table-for-withdrawal. The Democrats woofed noisily about the responsibility of the so-called Iraqi government, insisting that it step up and play its puppet role more perfectly, and then settled back into their comfortable and customary scold-and-whine position. All the bluster might provide (they hope) a little needed cover for the betrayal.
Billions more down the drain of war and conquest, murder, rape, torture, and theft. Bush wins, and the predictable result: no justice and no peace—unpopular power trumps popular will.
Let’s keep working for the day he’ll be held to answer as a war criminal. A day of both justice and peace.