Heidi, a recent college graduate from Florida, wonders whether the war will eventually collapse on the Green Zone, the way it did on the U.S. embassy in Saigon. But she doesn’t let that occupy her for long. Looking down at the empty glass in her hand, she smiles and says, “Let’s do a shot.” ~Brian Bennett

Why is it that that I can imagine that many of the top policymakers in the executive branch have done the same thing for the last several years?