According to this morning’s front page NYT story, the hostage taking strategy in Baghdad has been extremely effective in shutting down commercial trucking. According to the article:
Several companies have pledged to stop working in Iraq, and on Thursday a notice went out in the Green Zone, the heavily fortified main headquarters for American officials in Iraq, saying meal service was being cut back to military rations and cold cuts “due to unforeseen circumstances.”
What was that line from Kerry’s speech the other night about a promise to the men and women in the armed forces? Something about: never asking them to fight a war without a plan to win the peace?