Via Froomkin, we get the best description of official Washington and its enablers yet:
Nicholas Kristof asked readers to offer literary or historical parallels to the Bush administration and Iraq. He writes in his New York Times opinion column (subscription required): "A reader named Melissa S. e-mailed to say that she explains Iraq policy to her 8-year-old son in terms of Harry Potter characters: 'Dick Cheney is Lord Voldemort. George W. Bush is Peter Pettigrew.' Don Rumsfeld is Lucius Malfoy, while Cornelius Fudge represents administration supporters who deny that anything is wrong. And, she concludes, 'Daily Prophet reporter Rita Skeeter is Fox News.'"
Works for me.
Meanwhile, have you reserved your advance copy of Harry Potter and the Deathly Hallows yet? Yes, I am a complete and total Harry Potter geek. So sue me.