Tidings of Terror and Fear, Terror and Feeear

by Kieran Healy on December 13, 2007

Sacred of Santa

Hundreds more at the Scared of Santa photo gallery. Via Apostropher.

Less bad news from Iraq

by John Quiggin on December 13, 2007

Over the last few months, the volume of bad news from Iraq has diminished. For example, the number of US troops killed in November (about one per day) was the lowest in a couple of years. While it’s much harder to measure Iraqi casualties the number seems to be declining, at least in Baghdad. Of course it’s good that not so many people are dying. But what does this mean for the policy choices facing the US and its allies?

The short answer is ‘Not much’

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