Following the war

I’ve been looking at this MSNBC site, which is the best thing I’ve found for following what’s going on in Iraq. It’s impersonal, giving you about the same feeling of connection with what’s actually going on as the Major League Baseball website does to a real baseball game (and the game analogy fits). It all feels negatively voyeuristic, but it’s the only thing I can find that maps names to real places for me.

The Pianist