PROGRESS IN IRAQ?….So was the death of Saddam Hussein’s sons good news? Or will it just bring on more terrorist attacks than ever? Dan Drezner is (apparently) agnostic on the question of its immediate effect, but thinks there’s some very good news hidden in the backstory:

My answer is yes [i.e., this is good news], not because of the attack itself but rather the shift in intelligence-gathering that preceded it. The Washington Post has an excellent story on how this shift in tactics may be creating a tipping-point phenomenon among the Iraqi populace.

That’s an interesting point, and I hope he’s right.