BACK FROM IRAQ, Fred Kagan comments on Congress’s actions. Excerpt: “I’ve been struck by the degree to which the debate in this town, in Washington, seems to be lagging behind reality in Iraq. And one would hope that with the briefings that the Congress is getting from General Petraeus and others, that we would start to catch up and realize that the world is different from the way it was in November, 2006.”

I think they’re more interested in November, 2008 than, well, anything else, including the welfare of the country.