By Thomas E. RicksThomas E. Ricks covered the U.S. military for the Washington Post from 2000 through 2008. He can be reached at firstname.lastname@example.org.
Best Defense is in summer re-runs. This item originally ran on January 15, 2010.
So says the Iraqi VP. And Anthony Shadid ‘splains why in the New York Times. Anthony was always Mr. Mellow in Baghdad ("just take a taxi to Karbala, Tom") so when he gets worried, I start getting really worried.