Sunday, December 21, 2003

Geez, the headlines are not so great today-- pipelines and an oil storage depot on fire in three parts of Iraq.

The real problem with a war like this is it's very hard to tell when progress is being made. Did the disruption of those 'terrorist cells' the goverment reported make an impact? Is this a reaction to that? Or did it make no difference at all? I'd like to think we're making progress but so much of this feels... well, Vietnam-esque. Though the situation is different on many levels, it feels like we're making the same mistakes-- not going in with a good plan, not having a good picture of the Iraqi people, ignoring intelligence when it disagrees with our perceptions... not good. I just don't know.

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