Instapundit has an uncharacteristically long article summing up various aspects of the Iraq war. Sounds like there’s cause to be cautiously optimistic. It sounds to me like there’s not much of a local resistance left- the violence is mostly coming from foreign sources, which will be very difficult to maintain over time, with the locals increasingly against them and their money drying up.
People keep looking for a single storyline here, but there’s a lot going on. The ultimate storyline, of course, is that if we don’t chicken out, things are likely to turn out well — and if we do chicken out, things are certain to turn out very, very badly.
Our biggest potential enemy here is ourselves.