As we reported over the weekend, the Iraqi city of Fallujah is apparently now under the control of al-Qaida-linked militants.  As if that weren’t bad enough, the New York Times paints a telling picture of the geniuses uprooting years of progress in the region:

A heavy firefight also erupted on the main highway linking Baghdad and Anbar, with fighters taking three tanks and other military vehicles, according to police officials.

The fighters, though, apparently did not know how to use the tanks, and put out a call over a mosque’s loudspeaker: “If anyone knows how to drive a tank, please come to the mosque.”

Well this is embarrassing...