Sully offers two items worth special mention. The first thanks none other than Jacque Chirac for shoring up the American public’s will to war:
USA Today’s polling of American attitudes toward foreign countries reveals how deep the chasm has become. Only 20 percent now think of France as an ally. 40 percent think of France as either “unfriendly” or an “enemy.” 68 percent of Americans believe that France has behaved unreasonably at the Security Council, and blame France primarily for the diplomatic failure. 68 percent think the Bush administration has diplomatically done the best job possible or a fairly good job; compared with 31 percent that thinks it’s done a fairly bad job or completely mishandled the problem.
In the other post, Sullivan sees the NYT “flooding the zone” with anti-war stories. No excerpts here; read it all.