"How did it come to pass that an opposition's measure of a president's foreign policy was all or nothing, success or "failure"? The answer is that the political absolutism now normal in Washington arrived at the moment--Nov. 7, 2000--that our politics subordinated even a war against terror to seizing the office of the presidency." - Daniel Henninger - WSJ 11/18/05
"the slovenliness of our language makes it easier for us to have foolish thoughts." - George Orwell

Friday, February 24, 2006

TIME.com: Who'll Stop an Iraq Civil War? -- Page 1

TIME.com: Who'll Stop an Iraq Civil War? -- Page 1: "The slide towards civil war in Iraq is palpable, as Shiites and Sunnis clash across the country in the wake of the Golden Mosque bombing in Samarra."

According to Time, the "slide," has begun; with an almost Time magazine knows certainty. As much as the msm may want it to be, an Iraqi civil war is not inevitable.

"Moqtada Sadr, the radical firebrand Shiite cleric whose Mehdi Army militia (who) has confronted the U.S. military in two insurrections since 2004," is likely, Time feels, to be a key player in avoiding the civil outbreak.

I don't doubt that his involvement is a key piece, however, Time and others love to give trouble makers more credit than they are due. It's as if they consider him central to and a respectable part of the avoidance of a civil war.

Here's to Time's unsurpassed reporting and optimism.


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