Shorter Juan Cole
From today's Juan Cole post:
23 US Troops Killed in 2 Days.Juan has much more on the mayhem in Fallujah and the divisions it is causing in the "interim government." Given that reports indicate that insurgent leaders in Falluja probably fled before the American-led offensive, one wonders if anyone can come up with any reason for fighting for that next street in Fallujah. It has become a microcosm of the Iraq war itself: pointless, based on lies, "allies" fleeing like rats from a sinking ship.
Iraqi President Ghazi al-Yawir is bitterly opposed to the Fallujah operation, and likened it to "shooting horses to kill horseflies."