Just a couple more comments about this (would be all too easy to write a book).
1. The Alice in Wonderland of Iraq - does Bush and his 20,000+ troop 'surge' strategy remind anyone of the last days of Hitler in his bunker as he, raging against his own generals, starts pushing imaginary troops around the map?
2. I know in Britain how servile and meek and infantilised citizens are but seriously, how come millions of Americans aren't surrounding the White House and hurling rocks through the windows?
3. If only Network wasn't just a film - I'm as mad as hell, and I'm not going to take this any more! And I say this because, things being equal, I genuinely have no time for any kind of politics.