Thursday, May 31, 2007

Dying for nothing

In his op-ed in the WaPo Harold Meyerson succinctly sums up the futility of our occupation of Iraq:

We are fighting for a national government that is not national but sectarian, and has shown no capacity to govern. We are training Iraq's security forces to combat sectarian violence though those forces are thoroughly sectarian and have themselves engaged in large-scale sectarian violence. We are fighting for a nonsectarian, pluralistic Iraq, though whatever nonsectarian and pluralistic institutions existed before our invasion have long since been blasted out of existence. In the December 2005 parliamentary elections, the one nonsectarian party, which ran both Shiite and Sunni candidates, won just 8 percent of the vote.

In other news, Sisyphus, noting that he's half-way up the mountain, claims that his struggle with that damn rock is "in it's last throes".

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