"Expect the Worst in Iraq"
How's that for a wake-up call? The WaPo column by Ignatius describes the worst-case scenario. It is absolutely horrendous. The only comforting part is that sometimes the absolutely worst does not actually happen.
The moral is prepare for the worst and you will never be caught unprepared.
The Bush Administration follows a different philosophy: "Expect the best and you will always be disappointed."