There Never Was “Success”

Iraq.  It’s been a long stretch since I’ve written extensively on our occupation in that country, a combination of horse race (one of my primary fields of interest) becoming much more prominent in the public eye and the months-long lull in violence contributing to my dry spell. But it seems as...

The Enemy of My Enemy Is My Friend

If the Asia Times’ Pepe Escobar is right, the Iraq insurgency may be about to take a giant leap forward. According to AT, spiritual leader Grand Ayatollah Ali al-Sistani has given his blessing to a new coalition of Sunni-Shia coming together around a single common goal: to get the US out of Iraq....