Little to report today besides TPM’s 34th birthday — frightfully old. I haven’t had much time to catch up on the news today. But clearly these worldwide anti-war protests are a big deal. I’m not sure what they’ll accomplish, however, beyond telling us what we already know: that the idea of an American invasion of Iraq is very unpopular around the world, and growing more so. We can debate whether this matters, whether ‘they’ are right, whose fault it might be in the US, how ‘we’ should react, and so forth. We can debate all that. But the underlying point seems undeniable. The protests aren’t the evidence, just a symbol. Look at the polls in other countries.