Tuesday, April 19, 2005

Liberally Blogging At Liberals Against Terrorism

I've been a bit inundated at work and haven't had the time for longer posts, but I do have a handful of quick-hitting pieces at Liberals Against Terrorism that by TIA standards should be a breeze.

The first is an update on the back and forth negotiations over how many, and which, ministries the Shiites and Kurds will leave to the Sunnis. If the Sunnis are shut out too dramatically, this could reinvigorate the insurgency.

The second is a slight disagreement with the unyielding pessimism of Juan Cole, even when presented with news that could possibly lead to improved conditions (note: that is only a possibility).

Next up is a showing of proper respect for Marla Ruzicka, the 28 year old aid worker killed in Iraq over the weekend. A truly remarkable woman who will be dearly missed by many.

Finally, a reminder of the Catch-22-esque dynamic surrounding the insurgency in terms of unleashing Kurdish and Shiite militias to put it down vs. waiting for Iraqi government forces to be up to the task. No easy answers.

More TIA blogging to come.....

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