Political debate moves on apace. The White House press office is going back and forth on how similar the Iraq insurgency might now be to the Tet Offensive in Vietnam. Personally, I preferred it a month ago when we were comparing the Iraq situation with punctuation.
"I like to tell people when the final history is written on Iraq, it will look like just a comma, because there is -- my point is, there is a strong will for democracy." - George W. Bush
I think this chapter of Iraq's history will look more like a colon, then a dash, then an open bracket. That's the emoticon for "unhappy face".