Rep. Jane Harman (D-CA) writes at TPM from Iraq, listing things she thinks need to be done to stabilize the country and make progress. These include:
1.) Get the power on.
2.) Get the oil out.
3.) Get the government ministries going.
4.) Get Zarqawi.
Each item has a little blurb why this is important.
The first, and I mean very first, commenter (noblesseoblige), writes:
Dear Rep. Harman:
Your suggestions to get Zarqawi, get the power on, get the ministries going, etc, are excellent.
None of them ever occurred to us and we thank you for the tip.
— CentCom Commander Gen. John Abizaid
PS If you think we should also bring about peace, stability, and prosperity, don’t hesitate to let us know.