There’s a lot being said about the violence today in Falluja, Ramadi, Najaf, and elsewhere. But, once again, billmon says everything I want to say better than I ever could:

It’s almost always a bad idea for guerrillas to come out and try to hold territory against a modern military machine like Centcom. Tactical surprise only takes you so far, and while the Sunnis may have gotten the better of the Marines today, Centcom almost certainly will try to deal out an annihilatory response. And God help any civilians who happen to be in the way.