The weirdest recent trend in foreign policy is the spate of former Bush Administration types berating President Obama for his handling of Iraq. Honestly, it feels to me like seeing Custer provide advice on how to handle American Indian tribes. Please, haven't you all helped enough already? (As for John Yoo advocating preemptive war with Iran -- that is clearly just him messing with us. Rick Santorum, too.)
Second weirdest trend: Attacks on Iraqi fortune tellers.
Thomas E. Ricks covered the U.S. military for the Washington Post from 2000 through 2008.