Two Cheers for Embedding

The fog of war may be a cliché, but in the first week of this one we all lived in a sandstorm. You're watching ITV Tuesday, and there's Juliet Bremner saying that 40 or 50 people standing on a street corner in Basra constitute a major uprising against Saddam. The next day, a British officer dismisses this, saying the scene was more like "a Saturday night in Newcastle." One minute, CNN's Walter Rodgers is reporting that a convoy of up to 1,000 Iraqi vehicles is steaming south from Baghdad to retake a strategic bridge; within hours the Pentagon is saying it's...

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