In the next couple of days, we'll be hearing more on all this, from a variety of voices, but for now, we offer this fascinating flashback, from the always-interesting Fouad Ajami. In January, Katie posed 10 Questions to him about Iraq. We thought it was worth a second look. Since that conversation, of course, we've had the surge; we're now awaiting a series of important status reports, most significantly from General Petraeus.
Ajami's thoughts may help put the events of the next couple weeks in context.