Thursday, June 14, 2007

From Froomkin, on the recent bombing of a significant shrine in Iraq:
A statement by Ambassador Ryan C. Crocker and Gen. David H. Petraeus, the top American officials in Iraq, described the attack as a new effort by Al Qaeda to provoke sectarian conflict. Putting a positive construction on an event that appeared to have shaken the Americans more than any event in recent months, the two officials said, “It is an act of desperation by an increasingly beleaguered enemy seeking to obstruct the peaceful political and economic development of a democratic Iraq.”

Last throes! The oldies never go out of style, do they? The more things change, etc., etc.


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