This is just a quick update on Iraq: It is still not getting better. The Pentagon is fairly certain of this, and a classified report has been found (prepared just two weeks prior) that confirms what most Americans already know. The civil war is going to get much worse before the U.S. can move out.
The New York Times ran this article titled, "Military Charts Movement of Conflict in Iraq Towards Chaos," by Michael Gordon. It would appear that the military is extremely wary of the indicators on the ground in Iraq pointing to more volatile conditions ahead.
It will be interesting to see if the Democrats will take both houses during this mid-term election year.