Interesting pieces to read:
* Bernard Lewis on Iraq. An incredibly smart guy. He points out that the “The kind of regime represented by Saddam Hussein has no roots in either the Arab or Islamic past. Rather, it is an ideological importation from Europe — the only one that worked and succeeded (at least in the sense of being able to survive).”
* “Impact of Embedding”:http://silflayhraka.blogspot.com/2003_03_16_silflayhraka_archive.html#200021064. Great comment on what happens when reporters are actually in line units.