I cant tell if these folks are brilliant or totally out of their minds. Either way, there's some very sobering but I would say cautiously optimistic assessments of the situation on the ground. The POW incident is thoroughly disgusting, and of course its only going to serve to piss the Americans off. (Thank God we're not the French.) Showing them on TV was the stupidest move the Iraqis have made so far. It was also a violation of international law but I doubt your going to see any protest over it in San Francisco tomorrow.