I continue to read Juan Cole everyday and, well, Iraq is not getting any better. Not that I thought it would be getting better.
Another excellent source, this one from an independent journalist on the ground in Iraq, Dahr Jamail's Iraq Dispatches. In particular, his most recent post is worth reading. It's a fucking mess... our mess.
U.S. aggression against Iraq was, is, and will continue to be illegal and a war crime.