While many people were still on the internet to figure out either where Damascus is, or what twerking is, the legacy of the rush to war in Iraq had its legacy shown in Great Britain.
A rather tepid piece of legislation to get to the next stage of saber rattling against Syria was narrowly defeated.
It's not too often in my recollection...perhaps going back to the Ford Administration just before Saigon fell that I remember a political leader admitting defeat so quickly.
And herein lies perhaps the one positive legacy of the Bush (and Blair) years, headlong rushes into futile new acts of war, for the time being, have become more difficult.
But not impossible.
[cross-posted at Firedoglake]