Putting Iraq’s Political Turmoil in Context

The United States should worry less about Iraq’s internal politics and more about Iran’s regional belligerence. If we protect Iraqi freedom from Iran, the Iraqis will figure the rest out on their own accord. After all, for all the mess in Iraq’s politics, they are the only state in the region that gets to have such messiness and politicking. This is what Arab democracy, for now, looks like. There are still security challenges throughout Iraq ... Full Story »

Posted by Roland F. Hirsch
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Posted by: Posted by Roland F. Hirsch - Nov 13, 2010 - 8:02 AM PST
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Edited by: Roland F. Hirsch - Nov 13, 2010 - 8:05 AM PST

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by Roland F. Hirsch - Nov. 15, 2010

This news analysis is excellent journalism. The author has studied the situation in Iraq, and the influence of Iran's government, and provides context for the negotiations for the new government in Iraq. He explains how Iraq is leading the Middle East in developing a government elected by the people, and uses examples from history to point out that this is a process that takes time. Well written.

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