Austin Bay writes:
The chattering class nostrum that Free Iraq and its coalition allies have “lost the Iraq war” is so blatantly wrong it would be a source of laughter were human life and hope-inspiring liberty not at such terrible risk.
In terms of fundamental historical changes favoring 21st century freedom and peace, what Free Iraq and its Coalition allies have accomplished in four short years is nothing short of astonishing.
Consider what Iraq was, not simply in A.D. March 2003, but in 2003 B.C. Both historical frames provide instructive lessons in the obvious.
Update: Meanwhile, for a close-up look, Jules Crittenden has the view from the ground.