So we've now been in Iraq for three years. I don't have any grand words to impart at the moment. With much confusion I was against this war when it began. Now I find myself still confused, but unable to decide what I think is the correct course of action. The only thing I do know is that it is important for Americans to remain intellectually connected to the fact that there is a very real war all the way across the world that is being waged in our name with the blood on our tax dollars. We should not forget that while we sleep safely at night, others hear explosions.
This timeline provided by the Center for American Progress is an easy way to remind yourself of what has occureed in these past 36 months.
Here's a link to the New York Times special section on "The Reach of War."
Juan Cole is must read in general if you want to pushed to expand what you consider when thinking about Iraq. Whether you agree with him or not, the amount of pure information put forth and linked to is staggering and worth checking back on.
Video of Chuck Hagel (R-NE) discussing what he describes as civil war in Iraq.
The Brookings Institution's Iraq Index.
The Pentagon's Quarterly Reports reports on Iraq.
The former Prime Minister of Iraq, Iyad Allawi, describes Iraq as in a civil war
Keep the war in mind this week.