The Tom Ricks’ InBox feature is an interesting idea, but it seems a little misleading to me to publish ” a note from Army Reserve Capt. Phillip Carter, a lawyer in Los Angeles who recently returned from a year of training and advising Iraqi police in the city of Baqubah, northeast of Baghdad.” This is, presumably, the same Philip Carter who’s a well-known blogger and has published in Slate, The Washington Monthly, The New York Times, The Wall Street Journal, etc.

UPDATE: I didn’t mean to imply any malfeasance here by Carter or Ricks or anyone else, really; it just seemed like an unnatural way to ID a writer in this situation.