Why? It Didn’t Help McCain Any

The RNC has decided to take Obama to task for not learning about our little country of occupation first hand.  Because Obama’s gone over two years without visiting Iraq, the GOP are siezing upon that fact to try and humiliate him on foreign policy. My question: Why?  It’s not like visiting Iraq...

Iraq: 60 Killed in Funeral Bombing

This is just terrible. The funeral was for two Sunnis part of a U.S. armed council that had been enlisted in the fight against the al Qaeda in Iraq organization.  This would appear to be a part of AQI’s attempt to increase the violence against the Sunni Awakening council which has sought to fight...

There He Goes Again…

In our ongoing saga of McCain of Iraq, we see the Maverick display, yet again, a profound lack of knowledge and understanding regarding our little country of occupation, and the groups operating there.  What makes this episode so special is that it involves the Right’s very favorite bogeyman; al...

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....

Quote of the Day: Think Mogadishu

What will happen to Iraq? Think Mogadishu, small warlords controlling various neighborhoods, militias preying on those left behind, more powerful warlords controlling areas with resources, such as oil fields, ports, and lucrative pilgrimage routes and shrines. Irredentist Sunni militias will attempt to...

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