A driver (a Californian, most likely) is pulled over by a cop for running a stop sign.The Iraq war supplemental doesn't ever demand we stop the war in Iraq. Ever. Only that, at some point in the distant future—after we've spent yet another $124 billion and killed another couple hundred thousand Iraqis (and another couple thousand Americans)—we maybe think about slowing down a little.
The driver says, "Why are you pulling me over? I slowed down, didn't I?"
The cop pulls out his nightstick and starts hitting the driver with it.
"Ow! Stop!" yells the driver.
The cop asks, "Do you want me to stop, or do you want me to slow down?"
"Tell you what, Neville, a year from now, assuming nothing unexpected happens, we'll think about only invading half as many countries and slaughtering only half as many civilians in death camps."Oh yeah. I'm fucking thrilled.
"Hallelujah, Adolph! Truly we must rejoice that we have turned a corner!"