This analysis appears on MSNBC.com, and is an update of an earlier piece I wrote (The coming month in Iraq).
After Saddam’s execution, outlook for Iraq grim
If Bush sends additional troops, their mission must be clearly spelled out
By Lt. Col. Rick Francona
Updated: 10:10 p.m. ET Dec 29, 2006
(Read the article on the MSNBC.com site)