Tom Donnelly makes the case that disbanding the Iraqi Army was the right thing to do. Thomas Sowell outlines why the Iraqi elections are important. The attack on the mess hall was the work of a suicide bomber. Also see this. This L.A. Times article seems pretty good on the difficulty of establishing the kind of security that is needed to protect FOBs: vetting thousands of Iraqis is very difficult, to say the least. Robert Novak has a hit piece on Bill Kristol, claiming that his call for Rumsfeld to resign was "in effect, a declaration of war by the neoconservatives against the secretary of defense." There will be more on this.