Posts Tagged ‘iraq’

Winning in Iraq

Monday, June 2nd, 2008

It is now apparent that the US is winning in Iraq. It is so apparent that even the Washington Post reports it – to the considerable surprise of both myself and others

What then is winning? What does victory mean? (more…)

Muslim moderates sighted

Wednesday, May 7th, 2008


How can you tell a Muslim moderate?


His throat is cut from ear to ear.

Iraq the model” reports a large bunch of moderates from Iraq, but a severe shortage of them from anywhere else. The question then is: is it safe to be a moderate in Iraq because US troops have created a democracy, or is it safe to be a moderate in Iraq because the country is still under US occupation and US troops are apt to arrest Iraqi leaders who misbehave?

The Long War Journal” reports that the Iraqi government is corrupt, and that if the US were to withdraw tomorrow, there would be civil war, so I am inclined to bet on the latter – that it is possible for a Muslim to be a moderate in Iraq because the place is still substantially under US martial law.