It will be interesting to see the response to Mahmoud Ahmedenejad's upcoming big visit to Baghdad. A very well informed Iran expert friend of mine noted the other day the irony that American officials make surprise visits to Iraq while Ahmedenejad announces his visit well in advance with great fanfare. Who's got more control? And then there are those speculating fast and furious that Ahmedenejad could only be coming to Baghdad if the Americans wanted him there (but why?). And then there's the internal Iraqi questions. The Sunni groups currently associated with the Awakenings - especially the Islamic Army of Iraq characters - are absolutely obsessed with the "Iranian occupation" and explain their dealings with the Americans largely in terms of their greater concern with said "Iranian occupation." You've got to wonder how they're going to respond to Ahmedenejad's victory tour. I've also heard quite a few well-informed people trying to puzzle out why the head of Iraqi Intelligence, Mohamed al-Shahwani, chose this moment to accuse the Iranians of responsibility for the escalating attacks on the Awakenings. A lot of fever speculation, not a lot of concrete information - constructive speculation encouraged!