It is remarkable how quickly things change. Less than a month ago, according to Congress, immigration reform was absolutely essential. Now, no one even mentions it. At the moment, pulling out of Iraq is on the table, and most of Congress seem to think that this need allows no delay. In a month, after the Democrats inevitably fail to push through their war agenda, the situation in Iraq will be (to Congress) much less urgent. It is bad enough that Congress can't get anything done, but it would be nice if they could least remember what problem they are trying to fix after their first solution fails.