Andy Sullivan compares the chaos in Iraq to the fight for gay marriage:

“Don’t get disheartened by the possibility of backlash,” he said. “Backlash is a good sign. You can see it today in Iraq … where the closer progress comes, the forces whose power will be eroded fight back with a ferocity that one never expected. But their ferocity is the ferocity of fear and weakness and beleaguerment, because they know they’re losing.”

Uh — okay, so if gay marriage is Iraq, then are homophobe Republicans the insurgents? And doesn’t that make Bush al Sadr?

I’m very confused.