-- Yesterday, a Sunni Arab faction walked out on the Iraq constitution drafting process, and a Kurdish bloc demanded hundreds of square miles of additional territory.
-- Not that the constitutional process was going all that nifty. A provision calling for Khoranic law to apply to family law will, according to many, set women's rights in that country back nearly 50 years.
-- Iraqi security forces aren't ready to fight the insurgents on their own, and the prognosis isn't rosy. As of late last month, US commanders deemed that 3 of 107 military and paramilitary battalions were capable of conducting "level 1" operations.
-- Iraqi Prime Minister Ibrahim al-Jaafari visited Tehran Sunday. He laid a wreath on Ayatollah Khomeini's tomb and declared a "new chapter in brotherly ties” between Iran and Iraq.
-- According to Iraq Body Count 24,865 Iraqi civilians were killed in the first two years of the war. US led coalition forces account for 37% of these deaths. Insurgent forces were responsible for 9% of them.
-- A situation is "developing" in London. A bus appears to have blown up, and something's going in the underground railways.
Have we leaned anything yet?
Will our "leaders" offer us anything other than "stay the course?"