A REALITY CHECK FOR THE ANTIWAR CROWD: “As an Iraq war veteran who participated in combat operations and political reconciliation efforts, I take issue with some of the arguments repeatedly being made on Capitol Hill. Most recently I was bothered by statements from Sen. Carl Levin (D-Mich.), who cited three common antiwar arguments in his June 21 op-ed, ‘Lincoln’s Example for Iraq,’ all of which run counter to realities on the ground in Iraq.”