An interesting contrast between now and eight months ago. What happened in the last eight months? It wasn't that Iraq veered in a new direction; it had been headed downhill for two years. It's that Peters' denial collapsed. And Arthur Chrenkoff - who used to provide Instapundit and the WSJ regular updates on the "real," thriving state of Iraq, distorted by the MSM - is writing novels. Maybe he was always writing novels.