Wednesday, August 10, 2005


Am I missing something, or did a paramilitary group stage a coup in Baghdad?

Update from jay: Juan Cole (scroll down a little) claims that this was not a coup but enforcement of a right gained via electoral victory back in January. Odd of Hitchens not to mention that in his own little bit of hagiography for Al-Tamimi. Except that in this instance I am willing to bet Hitchens doesn't accept the outcome of the January 30th elections as legitimate. Which is it? Did we invade to give them opportunity to decide on their own form of government, or did we go to stamp out hardcore Islamofacism? Because the two aims are incompatible now.

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