You may not have noticed…

…but as a small public service, I’ve been keeping a Terror Color Reminder at the bottom of this blog; it has been duly upgraded to Orange.

Before we all just accept that chocolate rations are up and we’ve always been at war with Eastasia, can we just pause to remember that the war on Iraq was supposed to make us safer — and that one of the reasons many of us opposed said war was that we feared the opposite would be true?

Another main reason for opposition to the war was what I suppose you could summarize as the law of unintended consequences, which as it turns out, is a pretty good description of life in Iraq right now.

But hey, we did pull that statue down, right? Er, I mean, the Iraqis did. Wink, wink.

Update: Steve has some thoughts on the law of intended consequences.