David Ignatius on Iraq, in an important piece:
The American project in Iraq is unraveling. The president continues to talk about staying the course, and the White House still issues upbeat predictions of victory, but the course we are on is not working. The election of Iraq’s first permanent government in December was the last good chance to put the pieces together. Nearly seven months after the elections, Iraqi politicians still can’t agree on who should run the two key ministries, defense and interior.