Two Weeks

Two weeks from today — aka Thansgiving Day — the US will have been in Iraq for a length of time equal to the time between the bombing of Pearl Harbor and the entry of the United States into World War II and V-J Day, when the Japanese surrendered, ending the war.

As one of the many conservative losers said the other day, we haven’t lost nearly as many people in Iraq as in previous wars, but on the other hand those wars tended to end in three or four years. It’s still not over.