The Green Side has an on the scene report from Fallujah. Looks like we should have taken the town in the Spring, and will have to take it soon.
"War is Hell!" said Gen. Sherman, and for sure he was right.
A concern is that some in the U.S. hierarchy are still coddling the Sunnis, for fear that a Shi'a Iraq would be too close to Iran, or because they have ties to the traditional Sunni rulers of Iraq. Is this the reason it appears we are going to take down Muqtada, but aren't ready to reduce Fallujah? So argues Michael Rubin here. Only time will tell.
Meanwhile, God bless the Marines, and let us hope for the success of their arms!