A positive development?
Reports are that the people of Fallujah are rebelling. Against foreign fundamentalist fighters. Apparently they are afraid of the Americans possibly staging an all out offensive there before the election and are taking matters into their own hands. I.E. submission to a secular government and shared power with Shi'ites and Kurds is better than death or imprisonment.
This is a good development, but I wonder what would have happened if we had taken Fallujah by force last spring when all this was still fresh. Would the result have been the same? Would the left have been able to say that things were still terrible if we had shown more force and controlled the Sunni Triangle?