Chicago V. Mosul

Heh. Michael Yon compares and contrasts, with input from Instapundit readers.
  • One has crooked officials, violent gangs with their hooks into government and law enforcement, and a culture of corruption that has resisted the central government's effects to clean it up, and the other is a city in Iraq.
  • One has crazy preachers, and the other is in the Middle East."
  • Chicago and Illinois itself have been failing to reach their political benchmarks for years now.
Here's what they're talking about: 36 people shot, 9 die during weekend in Chicago. This cause is lost. I say we withdraw immediately. McCain would probably have us there (Chicago) for another 100 years.