MICKEY KAUS: “More than two weeks ago the New York Times mentioned that the Iraqi city of Mosul was ‘in the midst of a major security operation’ against one of the last bastions of Al Qaeda in Iraq. So how’s that going? Should we have to read the London Times (or Belmont Club) to learn about its success or failure?”

If you have to go to The Belmont Club to find out how it’s going, then it’s a success. Failure, the NYT has no trouble covering.