Thursday, March 27, 2008

The birth pangs of a new Iraq?

Bush yesterday described the spiraling violence in Basra as "a very positive moment in the development of a sovereign nation." An eerie echoe of Condi's infamous line about how Israel's destruction of Southern Lebanon and subsequent defeat in its 2006 war against Hezbollah represented "the birth pangs of a new Middle East."

For a different view, check out John Robb's view of the situation.

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