Picking Up the Pieces – New York Times

Today’s _Times_ editorial is really, really good. It gives both needed (legitimate) criticism of the Bush Iraq policy and concrete recommendations for what needs to be done to disengage American peacefully without further destabilizing the Middle East. It also places the burden of history solely on the back of Congress — Bush has done his part, now Congress *must* act. First graf: “It was surreal how disconnected President Bush was the other night, both from Iraq’s horrifying reality and America’s anguish over this unnecessary, mismanaged and now unwinnable war. Indeed, most Americans seem far ahead of the president. They understand that what the country urgently needs is for Mr. Bush to chart a way out of Iraq that also limits the chaos that will be left behind.”