I wholeheartedly encourage every person who professes to care about the Iraq War to take this journey with Steven Vincent, and in doing so, open their eyes to matters of deeper importance than both Democrats and Republicans would have you believe.
ITRZ has received a good deal of attention in the blogosphere, and we've tried to link to all the blogs that have reviewed, blogrolled, discussed, or mentioned the book or this blog. Thanks to all who have given us a hand.
If you're not reading Steve Vincent's In the Red Zoneblog, why not? Where else are you going to find consistently excellent commentary (often from a first-hand experience) about Iraq and the Middle East?
She is tall, glamorous, speaks Mandarin Chinese and for nearly 20 years served as a case officer for the CIA. No, she's not the model for "Alias'" Sydney Bristow--but my friend Martha Sutherland, who a few years back retired from the Agency to become a Manhattan-based dealer of contemporary Chinese art. Why do I bring her up--besides introducing you to a fascinating person? Because when the New York Sun asked her last week to nominate her favorite books of the year, one of her choices was--you guessed it--In the Red Zone. Xie, xie, Martha.