But wait a minute.
What if an explosive story like this blows a chill wind through the corridors of power in Washington:
A BBC investigation estimates that around $23bn (£11.75bn) may have been lost, stolen or just not properly accounted for in Iraq.Oh, but wait a minute:
For the first time, the extent to which some private contractors have profited from the conflict and rebuilding has been researched by the BBC's Panorama using US and Iraqi government sources.
A US gagging order is preventing discussion of the allegations.Still, it's been an interesting week, as Tom Tomorrow notes. And even John Stewart is now taking the piss out of the Israel lobby. Sometimes change happens right under your nose and you don't even notice it.
The order applies to 70 court cases against some of the top US companies.
While George Bush remains in the White House, it is unlikely the gagging orders will be lifted.