The dart-throwing chimp takes a look.
Meeting with reporters Friday, former Defense Secretary Robert Gates said the US accomplished what it intended to in Iraq, but thinks it could push the leadership to do a better job governing the Sunnis.
While western Iraq is in the hands of Al Qaeda, recent trends suggest there's no safe oil investment refuge even in the Kurdish north, Graeber writes.
Today's bombings come on top of ongoing violence in Iraq's Anbar Province, where Al Qaeda-linked fighters have tried to take over cities.
The shale genie is out of the bottle, Warren writes. US production in shale oil and gas offers lessons learned for countries desiring to exploit their own energy resources.