Remember the very last excuse the Bush administration came to in the rope? The one they fastidiously tied a knot at the end of and held on for dear life? You remember. Purple fingers and the spread of liberty and democracy. That one.

So 4 years after Saddam is ousted are we there yet? Well, The Democracy Coalition Project doesn’t think so because Iraq is not invited to their exclusive democracy-only meeting. State Department is pissed, but what are you gonna do when Baghdad bridges are falling down and Iraqi legislators are calling the security plan “dead”. Somewhere John McCain just lost his doughnuts.