Well, there's reality:
The explosion that killed 14 marines in Haditha yesterday was powerful enough to flip the 25-ton amphibious assault vehicle they were riding in, in keeping with an increasingly deadly trend, American military officers say.
In recent months the roadside bombs favored by insurgents in Iraq have grown significantly in size and sophistication, the officers say, adding to their deadliness and defeating efforts to increase troops' safety by adding armor to vehicles.
And then there's Rich Lowry. Dontcha just hate it when the world intrudes on your neo-con fantasy? Man, that must suck.
EXTRA SNARK AT NO EXTRA CHARGE: And when you really need someone slapped around, well, there's always James Wolcott.
Sometimes, he's just plain pithy.