Monday, August 15, 2005

Understatement of the Day/Week/Year

On the home page of the Times right now (11:20 Central time), the top headline and tease read:

Leaders in Iraq Extend Deadline on Constitution
Iraqi leaders were unable to resolve critical questions over the role of Islam, oil and the distribution of political power.
Well, I'm glad they got so much ironed out. It's a regular five weeks in Crawford over there in Mess-opotamia. Where's the criticism here - pointing out, perhaps, that this means nothing important has been determined?