IRRATIONAL EXUBERANCE? If this WSJ editorial is any indication, the commentariat may have swung in the other direction again. While I agree that things are going very, very well and think there is a possibility that the regime will collapse at any time, I also wouldn’t be surprised if the fighting lasted several more weeks. If we’re going to encounter heavy resistance anywhere, it’s going to be in Baghdad.

Comments like this are just stupid:

Coalition troops are closer to downtown Baghdad than many American commuters are to their offices.

Most of us don’t have people shooting at us on the way to work.

James Joyner
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James Joyner is Professor and Department Head of Security Studies at Marine Corps University's Command and Staff College and a nonresident senior fellow at the Scowcroft Center for Strategy and Security at the Atlantic Council. He's a former Army officer and Desert Storm vet. Views expressed here are his own. Follow James on Twitter @DrJJoyner.