This is a treat.
Foleygate may be an added burden for the GOP to take into next month's election. But November 7th is really about the style of
government the Bush administration has brought to this country and the war in Iraq -- two things that are very much intertwined.
Today, the American adventure in Iraq has settled down to a regular schedule of disaster and bloodletting, with routine deaths of American soldiers, escalating sectarian attacks killing Iraqis on a far larger scale and an atmosphere of paralysis at home over what to do about what Tom Ricks aptly calls a fiasco.
But there was an earlier period when the body counts were far smaller but the groundwork was being laid for the coming carnage and collapse: during the period of the Coalition Provisional Authority under Jerry Bremer.
Rajiv Chandrasekaran was the Baghdad Bureau Chief for the Washington Post
during 2003 and 2004. So he was there and probably saw as much of what happened as any American journalist. His book Imperial Life in the Emerald City: Inside Iraq's Green Zone
came out last month. And Monday through Wednesday of next week he's going to join TPMCafe's Table for One to talk about his book, describe what he saw in Iraq and answer your questions.