Despite the fact that I don’t know what’s going on in Iraq, it seems Bruce Rolston of Flit does. Here’s what he has to say about the torrent of information flowing out from the combat zone:

Sitting here, looking at a couple websites, I’ve been able to build up a 90% accurate picture of the strategic situation. There have been no surprises, no aces up Gen. Franks’ sleeve that I didn’t see coming hours or days off. Everyone in the world knows, if they care, roughly when the next U.S. armoured division is likely to arrive in Kuwait, how many tanks the U.S. lost yesterday, and to what… imagine how much more you’d have if you were the Iraqi commander and you also had the input of your own recce assets to feed into that.

By the way, I highly recommend Flit all the way around. Rolston’s military analysis is the best I’ve seen anywhere.