November 26, 2007

The Iraq Kaleidoscope

George Packer picks up a number of articles your devoted blogging team has also been tracking.

The Kaleidoscopic War

A number of important articles on Iraq have appeared in the past few weeks:

Read them all if you have time. The question of what’s happening in Iraq is always hard to answer, and so is the related question of what the U.S. can and should do. But it’s clear that the war has entered a new phase—as usual, a few steps ahead of our understanding, and unanticipated by almost everyone on the American side of the looking glass. Does anyone know how to take advantage of the changing situation? Do any of the plans out there still make sense? I’ll come back to this later in the week.

George is asking all the right questions (no surprise there). We'll see if Charlie and Abu Muqawama have any answers.