Apologies if this had been posted before Diplomatic assaults? The news about Egypt's top envoy being seized by gunmen surfaced about two days ago. Bahrain's top envoy is wounded and there has been an attack on Pakistan's ambassador. Do you think the insurgency is taking a different turn attacking politicians? I remember about two and a half months ago, there was an interview with then Britain's top commander in Iraq where he said that the insurency was "flagging" Do you think it took a turn for the worst since he left April? In General Casey's most recent briefing, he seems to be on the same boat. He said that everything is moving in the right direction but the attacks, although less in quantity, seem to yield more victims. Is there a change in the strategy of these insurgents? What do you think?