Obama and the Iron Duke

by Alex Massie

I'll be concentrating on British politics and the forthcoming election here this week, but if you'll forgive a foreigner wandering into the battle for health care reform, might I suggest that if James Carville and Jim DeMint are correct to argue that failing to pass HCR will be "Obama's Waterloo" then the converse must also be true and, therefore, passing the bill could also be "Obama's Waterloo" because, you know, Waterloo was a significant victory for some of us.

And even if it's not a final, crushing victory on the scale of Waterloo, it might be considered "Obama's Peninsular War". That's not nothing, either. Right?