This Washington Post goes over the criticism of the administration’s mistakes about the rebuilding (might as well call it nation building) of post-war Iraq. The Christian Science Monitor details the rise in homicides during the last ten days. Stuart Taylor has some thoughts on the subject, as does Senator Lieberman. Leaving political pot-shots aside, it does seem that the administration was caught flat-footed after the quick war. I am not sure why it was less prepared than it should have been, but we can be assured that this will be a topic of continued discussion and we may eventually find out, especially if the current Bremer led changes prove imperfect.