I know; I’ve been neglecting my duties as collector of interesting falsehoods. Sorry about that.
Here’s one of the best things I’ve read on Iraq in a while. It’s not especially new, but I hadn’t had time to read it until now. From Peter W. Galbraith, writing in the New York Review of Books: The Mess. It covers a couple of books I’ve been meaning to read for a while, Paul Bremer’s My Year in Iraq, and (especially) George Packer’s Assassin’s Gate.