Wednesday, February 23, 2005

Meanwhile, in Iraq...

Riverbend's "Groceries and Election Results" is probably the most informative piece I've read this week about the situation in Iraq. A lot of the American left, even, are piping down, waiting to see what fruits the recent election brings. Other than random reports of violence on Yahoo Headlines I haven't seen a whole lot of commentary -- no one is quite sure what's going to happen, if Al-Jafaari will become the president, if he'll prove to be the moderate commentators make him out to be, or if he'll model the new Iraq on Iran... Anyhow, we gather that women, used to life in a secular Iraq, are greatly worried and that the US is basically in the process of creating an Islamist state. If that's how it goes, Osama bin Laden should send a thank-you card to Bush.

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