The History of IraqI was just reading some of the history of Iraq. From ancient times until now there has been nothing but intrigue, civil war, war, coups, upheavals and internecine strife. Part of its modern history is that the British artificially created the borders of present-day Iraq after WWI by just declaring it a country. (The same kind of thing happened in the Middle East with Israel and Palestine). It has always been an unnatural mix. Currently, Iraq is divided unofficially into three territories controlled by long-standing foes in the historic struggles. The Shias hate the Sunnis hate the Kurds hate the Shias, and on and on.
Civil War?Colin Powell a few days ago said that Iraq is now in a civil war. Apparently so. This will be denied by the Administration until the two sides wear blue and grey and officially declare war on each other.
Lessons from VietnamI watched in dismay the government’s tendency to deny the truth in the Vietnam years.
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