Quote for the Day

"We do not want gold, or dresses or the food of kings. We want to live without fear for our lives and our kids. These days neither your tribe nor the police can protect you. It is the jungle law," - Qais Mohammed, shop-keeper, in the hell of Ramadi.

This piece is a real example of the MSM at its best: gritty, balanced, detail-based reporting on the grim war of attrition against the insurgency in Anbar province. The soldiers who are fighting on our behalf in these conditions are among the finest this country has ever sent abroad. We need more of them. Two more divisions in Baghdad at the very least.