Laura Rozen has a Salon Premium article on the hawks inside and outside the administration who are eager to take on Iraq. Perhaps Iraq was involved with the 9/11 attacks, but I haven’t seen any evidence that indicates that they were. Instead, I get the feeling that these people have an axe to grind with Iraq and are opportunistically trying to manipulate the government and the public to go to war while our dander is up. If we do decide to go to war, I don’t have much confidence that the “Afghan model,” as it’s being called now, will work in Iraq. The Taliban regime doesn’t have much in common with Iraq’s regime, which is much more established and has a much firmer grip on the country than the Taliban ever did.