Notes: You can hear the Pottery Barn rule mentioned around the Pentagon and the State Department. The rule is: You break it --You own it.

The Pottery Barn rule is what George W. Bush is faced with in the mess he's made of Iraq. Or, as Colin Powell warned Bush before Bush invaded Iraq, you'll own 25 million Iraqis, meaning that they would become Bush's problem. They have become his problem.

The Pottery Barn denies that the Pottery Barn rule is its rule.