That's how today's post starts in "Michael J. Totten's Middle East Journal."
The sign is an indication of two things:
- Falluujah isn't as rough as it used to be, but it's a place where complacency kills.
- The diplomatic corps and the Marine Corps have very different job descriptions.
Aside from first-hand personal observations about his experiences in Iraq, Mr. Totten posts photos. I appreciate seeing a side of Iraq that the new doesn't generally cover: streets without burning cars, people who haven't been shot recently. He doesn't paint a rosy picture, but I think we're getting a more complete, and maybe more accurate, look at Iraq than many traditional news outlets offer.