Christopher Allbritton has published his latest dispatch from Iraq. I only get to see my neices and nephews a couple of times a year. If you asked their parents how much they’ve changed over the past six months, I don’t think they could give you as good a description as I can after I’ve just seen them for the first time in half a year. Similarly, Allbritton is immersing himself in Iraq after being away for a year or so, and his impression of how things have changed is sobering.