Ricks defends his "Fiasco"
Thomas Ricks has an online conversation with people with various points of view who raise questions about his book and the US operation in Iraq. He is an excellent reporter and he is honest about wanting to win in Iraq. I think his title for his book is a mistake, because it ignores things that have gone right in Iraq. The title might be more fitting if it was about the enemy strategy in Iraq. They are still a cockroach enemy that cannot win a battle , but still have the ability to make a mess. Too much of attention seems to be focused on the putting responsibility for that mess on the US military. I do think the linked discussion is well worth your time if you care about Iraq and clearly Ricks does care.