Quote of The Day

"This is good counterinsurgency stuff right here."

That's General David Petraeus, shining star of the US Army officer's corps, reduced to talking like a stammering seventeen year-old. Admittedly, the quote is actually two days old. The "good counterinsurgency stuff" is that the American military has succeeded in setting up loudspeakers in town that play "messages from the mayor" along with "verses from the Quran, the Iraqi national anthem and the news, and threw in the latest European scores in soccer, a sport loved by most Iraqis."