I opened my email to see an alert about a planned "crackdown" in Baghdad. Just as I was weirdly reminded of US prisoner control techniques when I first read about Abu Ghraib, I'm now weirdly reminded of street sweep operations in America's "unmanageable" cities.
Am I wrong to think that in Baghdad that this strategy will meet with armed resistance? It just seems like a bad idea, so Cowboy.
Meanwhile, Juan Cole has a good analysis on the current "summit" on how to "win" in Iraq.