Josh Marshall reviews Kenneth M Pollack’s The Threatening Storm for Washington Monthly. This is the book I’m currently reading, and judging from the first third, I’d recommend it very highly. Regardless of what you think of going to war with Iraq, the book raises issues that must be addressed one way or another. Pollack does a brilliant job in laying out the complexity of the current situation, and comes to the conclusion that it’s going to be war now or war later. He may be wrong about that, but while his argument may be wrong, the evidence he provides is compelling. I’m looking forward to plowing through the remainder of the book.