From this morning’s NY Times:

The fracturing of the Western alliance over Iraq and the huge antiwar demonstrations around the world this weekend are reminders that there may still be two superpowers on the planet: the United States and world public opinion.

In his campaign to disarm Iraq, by war if necessary, President Bush appears to be eyeball to eyeball with a tenacious new adversary: millions of people who flooded the streets of New York and dozens of other world cities to say they are against war based on the evidence at hand.

Incidentally, one other unfortunate by-product of the city’s asinine Bush-backed refusal to allow a march as well as a rally was that the group which organized the rally in New York was unable to raise as much in donations as they were hoping (much easier to rattle the tin cup when you’re standing still and an endless sea of humanity is washing past you, I suspect). So, they need money, now. Go here for details. Tell them Tom sent you.