Archive for ‘January, 2007’

Saving Iraq From Iran … And From America

ISLAMABAD, Pakistan— It is hard to see how a flawed Iraqi government can really go along with the new American plan for Iraq. Yet President Bush deserves kudos for his bold change of course. It takes courage to recognize a mistake.
In effect, Washington wants an Iraqi government beholden to the Iranians to virtually ‘shoot itself [...]

A ‘Strongman’ For Iraq

ISLAMABAD— Realism has to replace idealism if Washington wants to extricate itself from the Iraqi quagmire. Iraq now needs a strongman at the helm, who will crush all militias without discrimination, neutralize the influence of Iran and Syria, and reinstate crucial parts of the professional old Iraqi army. And [...]