Some Congressmen go to Iraq just to say they’ve been there. They don’t learn much about a war that is changing every six months, according to a piece by Rich Lowry. Only our soldiers on the ground really know what is going on:

“South of here in the rural Sunni area known as the ‘Triangle of Death,’ there are 137 tribes and subtribes – what an officer of the 2nd Brigade of the Army’s 10th Mountain Division calls ‘an archipelago of complex societal islands.’ We have begun to master them. The tribes have produced thousands of volunteers to police the area, and violence has plummeted.

“But the story hasn’t gotten out. Troops laugh about a reporter who refused to get off an aircraft upon learning that it had alighted in the dreaded Triangle of Death.”