June 21, 2003

The Shi'a of Iraq Here's

The Shi'a of Iraq

Here's a good piece on the Shi'a in Iraq. It helps explain why the Iranian model might not be tempting to Iraq's Shia community. It also suggests that the U.S. aplogize in public to the Shi'a for not having come to their defense in 1991.

While a bit light on the prescriptive side (we all know we want to work with the moderate clerics and isolate the radical ones) it's well worth a read.

And while all eyes are focused on continuing difficulties in the Sunni heartland of Saddam--things are going (almost suspiciously) well in the Kurdish areas.

Posted by Gregory at June 21, 2003 01:09 PM
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