I recently posted a link to a piece recommending a new strategy described somewhat paradoxically as “The Bright Promise of Accepting Failure in Iraq.” The general idea was that we should “abandon our quest for a utopian solution . . . , and to seek instead the much more modest goal of containing and managing the threatening consequences of the sectarian violence that seems likely to continue there for the foreseeable future.” (My summary.) Writing in today’s Washington Post, David Ignatius gives some concrete examples of the kinds of consequences we should anticipate and some steps we can take to manage and contain the harm.