Embedded in Iraq

t r u t h o u t | Michael Massing

My old poker buddy went to Iraq recently, and writes in his usual clear way about complex issues with nuance and understanding. There isn’t anything particularly new here, but while he considerings the success of the surge and the rather divergent positions the two presidential candidates have taken on the war, Michael explores the merits of each side’s thinking and what the means next year and five years down the road. Well worth reading, and not even inside baseball in it’s metaphorical sense. Instead, fine reporting and clear analysis.