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Thursday, September 20, 2007
Envisaging Reality in Iraq
I haven't posted in a while - but this description of life in Iraq is just too arresting. It says it all. It's from the journalist Nir Rosen, who has been doing excellent work reporting on this mess. Check out his blog.
"The only way to avoid being seized by one of the many militias that terrorize Iraq is to travel with your own militia."
"Iraq" is a fiction; what exists are bands of petty countries, each fighting for dominance.