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 [...]

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 [...]

Disaster Averted? Iraqi Court Overturns Ban on 500 Politicians


(photo: Iraqis put up election posters in Basra as a soldier provides security.)
I previously wrote about a major crisis unfolding in Iraq for FrontPage Magazine on January 22 (click here to read it) after the Independent High Election Commission sided with the Justice and Accountability Commission in banning 500 politicians from the March parliamentary elections [...]