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Wednesday, March 31, 2010

From the blog of Tom Ricks -

Gary Anderson elaborates in SWJ on his comments here yesterday. Take away:
Some of the Green Zone dwellers think the post-election jockeying between the various political factions will be American style "horse  trading" as we saw in the health care debate; they have sold this line to the Washington Post and New York Times. This is bunk. Iraqi politics is a full contact sport, and blood will be shed. Nor will the battle be primarily sectarian. It will be a Shiia-on- Shiia affair. If it doesn't end up in a civil war, it will look like a Chicago gang war before it is over."

Wait a minute - didn't we create a haven of democracy in Iraq? What did I miss?


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