Ralph Peters gives a good run down while paying hommage to General Petraus.
President Bush appears to withdraw support from Maliki because he’s frustrated with lack of progress. (I’m not as sure this wasn’t a political ploy)
While Spiegel thinks the new coalition in Iraq will be given more time and end up as a dictatorship of Shiites. As long as Americans continue to help Iraq is bound to be only a partial vs a complete failure. ??
Recognition needs to go to this hero in Iraq.
An Iraqi man saved the lives of four U.S. Soldiers and eight civilians when he intercepted a suicide bomber during a Concerned Citizens meeting in the town of al-Arafia Aug.
And also to the 14 men lost in a helicoptor crash.