It's officially the beginning of my last three months 'till the book is due at the publishers, and I find myself weirdly uninterested in reading about current events. However, I do like this Patrick Cockburn article aboutZarquawi on Counterpunch. Cockburn, who's spent a lot of time in Iraq, has more to say about Zarquawi and the resistance in general than most.
According to the Boston Globe, some are expecting major US troop withdrawals from Iraq in the next few months. I am not so optimistic, given Bush's speeches answers to questions on this subject.
Finally, one of my all-time heroes, Daniel Ellsberg, had a good op-ed in the LA Times from yesterday about "Iraq's Pentagon papers."
And now, the tenure process is calling.