.  Joe Lieberman be damned:  President Pissy Pants just got on TV and said the Democrats wanted to end his pet war.  Despite what may or may not be in the bill, that is what the average American is going to hear.  With the gross unpopularity of this war and people already fleeing "Republican values" like it was a herpes infestation, I cannot see how this is anything but a very good thing.  And thanks to whoever put up the shot of Nancy Pelosi on CNN while Dubya was throwing his hissy fit.  It could not have been clearer — he so did not like having his ass waxed by a girl.  Not one little bit.

.  Move over Atrios, I think Dave Obey just named Fred Hiatt wanker of the day.  Via Gregg Sargent:

Let me submit to you the problem we have today is not that we didn't listen enough to people like The Washington Post. It's that we listened too much. They endorsed going to war in the first place. They helped drive the drumbeat that drove almost two-thirds of the people in this chamber to vote for that misbegotten, stupid, ill-advised war that has destroyed our influence over a third of the world. So I make no apology if the moral sensibilities of some people on this floor, or the editorial writers of The Washington Post, are offended because they don't like the specific language contained in our benchmarks or in our timelines.

What matters in the end is not what the specific language is. What matters is whether or not we produce a product today that puts pressure on this Administration and sends a message to Iraq, to the Iraqi politicians that we're going to end the permanent long-term dead end babysitting service. That's what we're trying to do. And if The Washington Post is offended about the way we do it, that's just too bad.

More like this, please.  Donald Graham's little neocon lovefest on the editorial page has needed someone to take the wood to it for a very long time.  Hey Dave, ever hear of Judith "I was proved fucking right" Miller?  I could hook you up with some links…

.  I guess there were emails that didn't get turned over in that 18 day gap.  Everyone surprised by this raise your hand, and then let us know how soon you are expecting to receive your Nigerian inheritance.