Michael Kelly lays it all out on the line in today’s Washington Post.
At some point in the next year or so, the United States will go to war against Iraq. It will do so with friends, or alone. It will do so with a clear and cold-eyed knowledge of where it stands and who stands with it, and that understanding will have begun with Bush’s speech of April 4 and with his “failed” expectations.
I would really, really love to quote the last line, but you owe it to yourself to read the whole column to get to it.
NOTE: Also in WaPo, Robert Samuelson explains the Wall Street Journal‘s new look. It’s starting to grow on me.