Paul Mulshine has Limited faith in government. Manel from Hispalibertas is aware of other prisoner abuse scandals, and some awful photos that I don’t think either Moore or the MSM will be showing.
Derbyshire‘s serenely optimistic about the war.
The Iraq war has had some minor secondary benefits we don’t hear much about. There is, for example, the document dump. No doubt Saddam’s people managed to destroy a lot of government documents while our armies advanced; and we hear that Ahmad Chalabi’s people grabbed a lot more. Given the age of the regime, the speed of our advance, and the number of government and military locations in a dictatorship as thorough as Saddam’s, though, it’s hard not to believe we still got a good haul, which will be of considerable use to us for purposes of intelligence and diplomacy.
Another secondary benefit is the workout our military got. I’m willing to take instruction from military readers on this, but it seems to me that a military recently experienced in the organization and fighting of a hot war has, other things being equal, a tremendous advantage over one that has not been so experienced. Soldiers want to fight, and soldiers like ours and Britain’s, who have recent experience of hard fighting, are keener, better motivated, swifter, calmer, and more skilled at their trade than armies that have spent 20 years doing training exercises and “peace-keeping” missions.
At the same time, Mark Steyn is optimistic on Iraq but pessimistic on Europe.
And, for local flavor, Nader was visiting in The Principality