Tuesday, June 30, 2009

Iraq: Retrospect and Prospect

At the close of this day on which American troops left Iraqi cities, we link gentle readers to an article from the beginning of the month by the exceptional Omaf Fadhil Al-Nidawi, best known as the blogger of Iraq the Model, an exceptional source of reportage from the worm's-eye view of a Iraqi citizen living in Baghdad.

Published by the Australian, the article is entitled "Iraq Was a Just War." The title alone is enough to anger all the wrong people, of course. But in it, Al-Nidawi notes the many changes that have come to his people, at great cost, but in his view a cost worth paying for the promise of a better future for all.

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