William F. Buckley Jr. saying we’ve lost the effort in Iraq appears to be a pretty big blow. I’m not sure I agree with him, but the column’s a good read. His point seems to be that exporting democracy is still a good idea, even if it hasn’t gone too well in Iraq.

I’m not so sure that Iraq isn’t going just fine. After all, there’s no civil war yet. Perhaps this is the tipping point.