Wednesday, August 10, 2005

Freedom's march?

Hey, now we have a coup d'etat in Baghdad and the deposing of the Western-style mayor in favor of a hard-line religious Shiite. It was sort of tucked away on page A10 of the NYT today.
"This is the new Iraq," said Mr. Tamimi, a secular engineer with no party affiliation. "They use force to achieve their goal."

I don't know about my readers, but I find this far more disturbing news than the daily drumbeat of suicide bombings and assorted chaos. Of course, we wouldn't have this situation if we just adopted "sister city programs" with Iraq, like Christopher Hitchens suggests.

Permalink posted by Jonathan : 9:37 AM

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