Thursday, February 05, 2009


Fred and Kimberly Kagan hailing the Iraqi provincial elections on the Wall Street Journal op-ed page --

Helping Iraqi internal politics develop peacefully and across sectarian lines is a critical part of reintegrating Iraq into the Arab world, making the world's only Shiite-controlled Arab state acceptable to the Sunni regimes that surround it.

Any thought as to what happens when the people in the world's other Shiite majority Arab state get inspired by the purple fingers to demand political control of their country? That would be Bahrain, where things are pretty dicey right now, and where chaos would be a gift to Iran. But in Kagan-world, that would all be Barack Obama's fault.

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