HIGHWAY FROM HELL: NYT reports: Baghdad Rush Hour Begins: Cars Flee Thundering Blasts. Why they didn’t leave before now escapes me. This reminds me of 1991, when we watched a steady stream of white pickup trucks and SUVs, invariably with a red horizontal stripe on the sides, heading south from northern Saudi Arabia and from Kuwait for days and days before the January 15 deadline.

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James Joyner is Professor and Department Head of Security Studies at Marine Corps University's Command and Staff College. He's a former Army officer and Desert Storm veteran. Views expressed here are his own. Follow James on Twitter @DrJJoyner.