A BIG YEAR-END war retrospective at The Mudville Gazette.

Plus, this British observation:

IT IS now becoming common to hear anti-war Americans point out that “Iraq has now lasted longer than World War II.” . . .

Beg pardon, cousin, but by my count World War II lasted from 1939 to 1945. Those of us who arrived for the fight on time put in several years of hard work before you intervened. Iraq still has a while to run yet before it outstrips the Big One.

Good point. We were late to that one; we were early to this one.