I'm not going to pontificate on this for long, but I urge everyone to take a look at the Independent today. The front page of the newspaper feature Patrick Cockburn, and the first two pages are opinion commentary masquerading as news on the subject of Iraq and British troop pull outs. The commentary section is also full of the usual suspects banging on about the announcement yesterday.
The line? Well guess what. The paper that has been moaning about the illegality of the Iraq war and supports withdrawal is now saying that this withdrawal is all wrong and we're leaving Iraq in a mess and running away from our responsibilities.
You'll note that Ming Campbell is even quoted in Steve Richards column from PMQs yesterday, saying "we must take responsibility for the consequences of our actions". So let's get the Lib Dems position straight. We must withdraw troops by the deadline of October but we must also take responsibility for the consequences of our actions.
The Independent and the Lib Dems have a lot in common really. They don't particularly care who ins running the country and making decisions, they just know that whoever it is they're doing it wrong. I wonder where the goalposts of the argument will shift to next?