That's why they took first and second in the Watcher of Weasel's blogfest of some of the best writing on the Web, and why my LA Times: "No Blood For Oil" Lackey came in tied for a distant third.
The same sort of big thinking prevailed on the non-Watcher's Council side of the competition, with Acute Politic's Dead Eyes and Dean Barnett's (at Hugh Hewitt) Iraq the Model running away from the competition.
Either of these two, indeed any of the point-getting posts, which you can find here, are worth your reading, but if you only read one blog post today, skedaddle over to Acute Politics and read Dead Eyes. It's an amazing piece, written by a tired soldier in Iraq, contrasting the emotional exhaustion of the old-timers against the shocked fear of the newcomers. It's a moving and significant piece, a very fine example of soldier journalism.