Monday, November 15, 2004


Fallujah and Mosul

As Scott Ritter wrote in his article titled Squeezing Jello in Iraq, a US military victory in Iraq is hardly going to put an end to an insurgency that is hardly limited in Iraq to any one city. My Aunt Deb forwarded me three articles (here, here, and here) about Mosul that show that even with Fallujah all "cleaned" up, Iraq is a mess.

PS. Is anybody else bothered by the fact that the word I most heard used in the US media to describe killing lots of people in Fallujah was "clean" or "cleaning" or "cleaned"?

PPS. For some perspectives from people far more expert than I, see what Juan Cole and Rashid Khalidi have to say about Fallujah and the historical context.

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