The Situation deserves credit for not trying to reduce the events in Iraq to facile equations. There is corruption and cynicism on all sides: the U.S. diplomats and military, the Sunni leaders, the thugs in cop uniforms, the local powerbrokers. show more
The situation in The Situation is grimly photogenic, yet persistently opaque.
Part war drama, part political thriller, part romance -- and wholly uninvolving. show more