Wednesday, June 20, 2007

Hopes for a Political Solution in Iraq Continue to Fade

From the esteemed Juan Cole today:

There is also heavy fighting between Mahdi Army forces and Iraqi government troops in Nasiriya in the south, with British troops allegedly giving some support to the government side. Typically the 'Iraqi government' forces are actually drawn from the Badr Corps and so this is in a way two Shiite militias fighting one another. These clashes have reinforced the determination of the Sadr Movement MPs to suspend their participation in the parliament, which probably therefore lacks a quorum for the rest of the summer. The Sadrists say an agreement has been reached with the governor of Nasiriyah to end the fighing.


At what point do the warmongers say, enough? When does it get so bad to them that the current situation is worse than what the fear might happen?

5 comments:

Mentarch said...

The tipping point has been reached whereby the US troops must get out - because the civil war will go on after they are gone until it reaches some sort of resolution.

Of course, so many more hundreds and thoudands of Iraqis will die in the process - which was initiated by their country's illegal invasion to begin with.

Then, watch a unification through common hatred for the US.

Such is the (extreme) price for incompetence and hubris ...

TomCat said...

Well, I had a good comment, but Mentarch meat me to it.

Daniel Hoffmann-Gill said...

There was hope?

Realist said...

When Iraq's oil dries up. "We will be in Iraq until all the oil's gone... and not a day longer!"

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