Mike Yon has a post about Christmas in Asia (southwest and southeast)...he should be in Baghdad about now:
...Some foreign officers surmised that the false sense of isolation felt by many Americans propels our civilian government to precipitous behavior bathed and bleached by bright stage-lights. Under pressure from a packed house all too willing to suspend disbelief, our civilian leaders pretend they have a crystal ball and magic wand, knowing that if they do not, we’ll vote for a better set of actors who can persuade us they do...
I love his take on soldiers' morale at the end of the post.
Be sure to support the next dispatch. Mike needs our support to continue blogging from Iraq.