At last, the democrats have taken both houses. The long and complex task of redeeming the international reputation of a fallen superpower after the drunken holiday-prone disaster that was Dubiya can begin. We are entering a new political configuration. Blair the-poodle is a spent force, Bush will doubtless spend yet more time back at the Crawford ranch. We can only look back with sadness on the tragical farce that was Iraq, and the unholy mess these two men have made in the Middle East. The only consolation is that at least these two human weapons of mass destruction are on the verge of decommissioning..