Friday, August 27, 2004

Najaf

The situation in Najaf seems to be improving.
The only positive of this situation seems to be that the solution (which it hopefully is) came about after action by Iraqis against other Iraqis. Hopefully, this will be the first of many such efforts where Iraqis take responsibility for running their own country, no matter what a hash the US... have made of it.
No doubt much blame can stuck on the US and allies but pursuing this to the exclusion of rebuilding Iraq is surely not the way to go.
Incidentally, I remember in the early days of the invasion (or whatever you want to call it), when looters stripped hospitals of equipment and hoped it was not a precedent. Vandalising your own country (or someone else's country in the case of the mercenaries) as some sort of protest action is a sorry situation.

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