April 07, 2004

Anarchy or Not?

Big Media is again dropping the ball on Iraq. The Christian Science Monitor, though, has a great piece here on the origins of the current events. Here's the money paragraph: For now, US attempts to work with Sadr are over, and he’ll probably be arrested soon. But his arrest could stir up more anti-American anger among Iraq’s Shiites. As I talk to more people here on the streets, I get the feeling that the US will have to be careful in the way that it handles Sadr, but that widespread fighting for him isn’t likely. There will undoubtedly be more bloody incidents, but he so far hasn’t managed to spark the broader uprising he was hoping for.


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