Thursday, May 12, 2005


Didn't Steve Gilliard already use that analogy? There are some exceptional bloggers who post regular, in depth analysis, in one fashion or another, on Iraq. The story of how our country is being lied to by its leaders. Gilliard, the truly underappreciated Needlenose, and of course, the incomparable Juan Cole are three I regularly visit. There are, of course, many others. Plus there are folks like Riverbend that actually live there.

But one thing the above have in common is they have been telling us that things are not good in Iraq consistently, no matter how many times we are told to "clap louder!"

Today Newsday gives us more evidence of their foresight:

With security experts reporting that no major road in the country was safe to travel, some Iraq specialists speculated that the Sunni insurgency was effectively encircling the capital and trying to cut it off from the north, south and west, where there are entrenched Sunni communities. East of Baghdad is a mostly unpopulated desert bordering on Iran..."It's just political rhetoric to say we are not in a civil war. We've been in a civil war for a long time," said Pat Lang, the former top Middle East intelligence official at the Pentagon.

It is not a long article, but it is full of disturbing information.