The United States has all the permission it needs to keep up appearance. Tony Blair gets the political cover he needs to keep his government together. France can claim a (very weak, very small) victory for having caused some delay. Russia will almost certainly be getting some cash under the table, from either the new Iraq government, or from the US. China still doesn’t have a dog in this fight, or at least not yet.
The easy part is over, but please don’t gloat.
We’re going to war soon, and not everyone we send will be coming home.
If you pray, then pray. If, like me, you don’t, then set aside a moment for a few quiet thoughts.
We’re going to war soon.