Big Story In Iraq

George Weigel recalls the definitive work on the Tet Offensive and relates it to Iraq.
An American equivalent of the "Madrid effect" is the goal of the Saddamists and jihadists who continue to fight in Iraq, even though they know they can't possibly win - they fight in order to degrade the political will of the American people, who are fed a steady and (rightly) disturbing diet of Iraqi chaos and mayhem by a press corps which is repeating the same mistakes in its war reporting that Braestrup (an old-fashioned liberal) identified in his painstaking study of coverage of the Tet offensive.