I Thought the War in Iraq Was a Victory for Iran?


March 2009: In Ramadi, hundreds of Iraqis protest a visit by former Iranian President Rafsanjani.
How many times have we heard that the war in Iraq was a victory for Iran? During almost every speech I’ve given, some audience member professes how stupid the Bush Administration was for failing to see that the majority of Iraq’s [...]

Gunmen Dressed As Iraqi Army Torture, Slaughter 24 Sunni Muslims South Of Baghdad – Is This How To Decide An Election?


This just in from the “I Can’t Tell The Good Guys From the Bad Guys” department –  (photo of al-Maliki and Ahmadinejad above from Michelle Malkin’s website):
Gunmen wearing the uniforms of Iraqi army soldiers invaded a village south of Baghdad on Good Friday, rounded up at least thirty-one Sunni Muslims and killed twenty-four of them.  [...]

Allawi Wins and the Media Misses the Significance


Former Prime Minister Iyad Allawi’s al-Iraqiya bloc has won the most seats in Iraq’s parliament. Polls before the election showed a very comfortable lead for al-Maliki’s State of Law coalition, which came in a very close second. The biggest loser was the Iraqi National Alliance, a bloc of pro-Iran Shiite religious parties.
In a previous article [...]

Iraq Election: A Defeat for Iran


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Preliminary results show loss for pro-Iran forces and a triumph for secular democracy.

Opposition: Iran Planning to Kill Secular Iraqi Forces


Yesterday, Pajamas Media published my article (click here) about the March 7 national elections in Iraq and how Iran is positioning itself to be “king maker.” A coalition will certainly have to be formed and so Iran is assisting its allies in the Iraqi National Alliance which includes the Sadrists and the Islamic Supreme Council [...]

Iraq’s New Crisis


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A government ban of 500 election candidates threatens to derail the country’s political progress.