Accept no Substitutes

When it comes to the High Broderism, nobody gets the job done like the man himself. Today's column takes the view that even though Democrats are right about Iraq and Bush is wrong, in light of Bush's stubborn intransigence, the Democrats should basically give in to Bush's demands, in exchange for which Bush will continue to implement Bush's war policy absent formal fetters but will suddenly start doing so in the manner of a mature, serious person rather than, say, George W. Bush. That the premise of the compromise was Bush's supreme stubborness and that this makes a sudden conversion to reasonableness unlikely seems lost on Broder.