The War Is Largely Over

Why aren't the Iraqis coordinating their message with the White House and the traditional media?

BAGHDAD — A company of Iraqi soldiers abandoned their positions on Tuesday night in Sadr City, defying American soldiers who implored them to hold the line against Shiite militias.


BAGHDAD — Bombings blamed on al-Qaida in Iraq tore through market areas in Baghdad and outside the capital on Tuesday, killing nearly 60 people and shattering weeks of relative calm in Sunni-dominated areas.

It just occured to me that four years ago Senator Kerry had all but won the Democratic nomination. The Abu Ghraib story hadn't even been made public (not until April 30, 2004). And the occupation of Iraq was a major issue. Four years ago.