All of your points are well-taken. I have only one objection. Never, ever, ever take Mary McGrory seriously. It can cause dizziness, nausea and blurred vision. Still, if I were a smart Iraqi intelligence guy, I would take her column seriously for one reason. She is a canary in the coal of mine of liberal obstructionism. When McGrory — for all of the shabby bad faith reasons you list — gets on the war bandwagon, it’s time to get your family out of Baghdad and into a Paris hotel as quickly as possible.