9/04/2003 10:35:00 AM
by The MinuteMan
More Good News From The Iraq Occupation
Our good-news source, the NY Times, has two upbeat stories today:
101st Airborne Scores Success in Reconstruction of Northern Iraq
OK, this is not the Sunni triangle but it is heartening. It also suggests a vulnerability of Bush from the right - we have the best, most can-do troops in the world, but the civilian leadership has let them down.
The 101st Division's sense of mission is swiftly apparent at General Petraeus's command center inside a Mosul palace.
"We are in a race to win over the people," reads a sign. "What have you and your element done today to contribute to victory?"
Mini-update: Doc Drezner has thoughts on leadership styles
A Jog in Baghdad Offers Lessons About Life in a War Zone
Dexter Filkins describes his nightly jog through chaotic, war-torn, out of control Baghdad. Or, maybe it's not.