While one salutes the bravery of Mohammed and Omar Fadhil who have maintained their blog from Baghdad during several years of increasing chaos, they are ill-served by the teaser line that the Wall Street Journal puts with their op-ed in Monday's paper (subs. req'd; alt. free link) -- a line that will probably become the soundbite of choice as reactionary bloggers hype the success of Operation Imposing Law --
Stocked liquor stores are a sign of the surge's progress.
Baghdad had thriving liquor stores under Saddam Hussein.
UPDATE 28 MARCH: These are the bloggers cited by George Bush (presumably via the WSJ article) in his speech to the National Cattlemen's Beef Association.