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Wednesday, April 07, 2004
Ralph Peters, one of my favorite military analysts, asks: why did Shi'ites and Sunnis alike pull off a bloody uprising this weekend? His answer: because they can. And how did they know they can? Because we took our time reacting to the previous outrage in Fallujah.

Possible movie title for Fallujah: Bridge Over the River Euphrates. I'd rather it were A Bridge Too Far, but we can't be sure of that yet.