A little more calm
If you haven't made yourself familiar with Prof. Juan Cole's Informed Comment blog, now would be a good time. In the last 48 hours, things on the ground in Iraq have gone from very bad to worse, as Sunni attacks breed Shiite reprisals and vice versa.
It's not getting so much front-page coverage in the US press yet, but even über-dick Bill O'Reilly, albeit in a necessarily (for him) semi-sarcastic cop-out, is calling for "cutting-and-running" all of a sudden. If it takes O'Reilly to get people to realize that we need a plan like Murtha's or even the more tepid version that may soon be put forward by Dems, then so be it.
I hope that calm can prevail somehow.
Debussy - Clair de Lune Alexis Weissenberg
Arvo Pärt - Spiegel im Spiegel Dietmar Schwalke, violoncello; Alexander Malter, piano
Chopin - Ballade No. 4, Op. 52 in Fmin Arthur Rubinstein
Ryan Adams - Elizabeth, You Were Born to Play that Part
Nina Simone - I Think It's Going To Rain Today
Cat Power - In This Hole