Saturday, March 26, 2005
We Are Winning, May Have Won, The War
The Financial Times reports on the beginning of the bitter end in Iraq.
- Many of Iraq's predominantly Sunni Arab insurgents would lay down their arms and join the political process in exchange for guarantees of their safety and that of their co-religionists, according to a prominent Sunni politician.
The article really is an apology for the insurgents behavior, and as such is somewhat despicable, but you can be fairly confident that this is the first move towards trying to achieve some sort of settlement. Of course, the insurgents really have nothing to bargain with, but when you hear things like this they really are looking for a way out.
The problem with dictatorial regimes like Iran is that the citizens just don't like it.
- Iran Press News reported that thousands across Iran flooded Tehran to attend the game and to join the anti-regime protests that had been earmarked for after the match.
Simply because their democracy is being threatened, people in Taiwan have taken to the streets.
Freedom is powerful stuff and really is breaking out all over.
And just in case you are the kind that might forget why we started all this war stuff to begin with -- check out this post from the Sheep's Crib. That's what I call a reminder!