Phil Carter, purveyor of Intel Dump, has written an article for Washington Monthly on how we’re losing the peace in Iraq: Faux Pax Americana. Carter is no liberal hand-wringer, either, as readers of his weblog well know. On the other hand, he is a veteran of the military police and has a good understanding of the role played by the military in situations like the one in Iraq. He follows up in his weblog, mentioning that it may have been impossible for the military to get enough troops into place due to lack of logistical capacity or Congressional assent to foot the bill. That, of course, begs the question of whether it makes sense to take on a job if you’re not going it right.