Thursday, March 27, 2008
Iraq explodes again, not exactly a shock
Success seems to be "surging" in the wrong direction now, and will our media be blamed again for misleading readers/viewers? Time will tell. Andrew Sullivan quotes from article by Tony Cordesman who has seen it all and is no dove. He's the national security analyst at the Center for Strategic and International Studies and now offers his take on the violent power struggles now unfolding in Iraq: "Much of the current coverage of the fighting in the south assumes that Muqtada al-Sadr and the Sadr militia are the 'spoilers,' or bad guys, and that the government forces are the legitimate side and bringing order. This can be a dangerous oversimplification."
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