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Thursday, February 23, 2006

Problems in Baghdad

Healing Iraq, an Iraqi blog, has updates on the situation in Baghdad and the how the country is on the brink of civil war. Of course, from the American perspective, this threatens our success in Iraq and I think our interests dictate that the military get involved with this somehow. It might not be a popular move, but maybe our military can serve as a lightning rod for all this violence to reunite Iraq and allow the country to continue on its path to becoming a productive member of the world.

These attacks are not going to stop on their own. There has to be some kind of intervention because now that the terrorists have attacked holy areas, they are drawing the Shiites into a war where the motivations for fighting are religious--and that leads to a "to the last man" type of war (like WWII Japan) on both sides and can only end in a devastated country and religious fanatics left in power--regardless of who wins.