Monday, April 04, 2005

Iraqis gettin’ it done

When I was in college, our Middle East expert – a fine professor in most respects – taught us that the Kurds were historically nomads and that even to the day (this was the spring of 2000), they had no particular desire or understanding for creating a Kurdish state. Even then, Kurds in Iraq were making the most of their autonomous government in the 90’s (courtesy of the no fly zone) – so I’m not sure why he was off the mark. Now they are leading the way for representative government in the region.

And the Shiites ain’t doing bad themselves. The general assembly is getting it done, one argument at a time.

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