Sunday morning. Having learned my lesson from yesterday, I arrive promptly at 9:45, just in time to hear Maxine Waters. Her speech is all about Iraq; she proudly announces that she is the head of the “Out of Iraq Caucus.” Her claim to expertise in military affairs is only somewhat compromised by her apparent inability to tell a battleship from an aircraft carrier.
The crowd loves it, and picks up her chant (repeated later by another speaker):
Not one nickel.
Not one dime.
Not one soldier.
Not this time.