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 [...]

Biden In Iraq To Referee New Outbreak In Same Old Sunni-Shiite War


Here’s a real laugher. President Obama has dispatched his trusty VP. Joe Biden to Iraq to referee a peace settlement between warring Sunni-Shiite Muslims.  Good luck with that, Mr. VP.  I hope he has a good whistle.  The recent barring of five-hundred or so Sunni-Ba’athist affiliated candidates from participation in the coming March election has [...]

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