Sunday, January 28, 2007

Sabrina Tavernise--thoughts upon leaving by a fine reporter

It Has Unraveled So Quickly - New York Times: "“If you don’t allow the minority to lose, you will carry on forever,” he said.

"The remarks struck me as a powerful insight into the Shiites’ thinking. Abused under Mr. Hussein, they still act like an oppressed class. That means Iraqis are looking into a future of war, at least in the near term. As one young Shiite in Sadr City said to me: “This just has to burn itself out.”"

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