For those of us who opposed this war, it's not easy to speak constructively right now. Protests feel useless, while consent would be forced and unreal. We can hope, helplessly, for a swift end to the conflict, with as few deaths as possible and a pink slip for Saddam Hussein. But beyond that, what can we do?
Somehow, the impeccably dovish Gene Healy is already composing good answers to the question, "Now that we're in this war, what next?" I don't expect this administration to pay even lip service to his suggestions, but if it's suddenly struck with a bolt of sanity, it will.