Wednesday, February 22, 2006

All's Not Quiet on the Iraq Front

Iraq has been heavily in the news still (as well it should be). I expect it to only get more play as the elections approach. The Secretary of Defense thinks we are falling behind on the propaganda front. Um, duh. You can't even convince your own country up to date and behind you, and you want to turn the enemy?

In what would seem a good example of that, a senior cleric in the Church of England apparently is reminded of Animal Farm when he thinks about the Guantanamo Bay detention area. (Really, Animal Farm? 1984 sure, but Animal Farm?)

On the ground, people are still struggling to get basic infrastructure back online. If nothing else, it is now clear that the U.S. leadership clearly underestimated the toll that terrorist-style warfare would take on the rebuilding effort.

At least capatalism is still a unifying principle for people.

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