Friday, January 05, 2007

Oh No

The world is about to implode. First Christopher Hitchens, and now Charles Krauthammer, have both written something that I almost completely agree with. And at the end of Kratuhammer's column, this little bit that I find shocking considering his previous statements:

The whole sorry affair illustrates not just incompetence but also the ingrained intolerance and sectarianism of the Maliki government. It stands for Shiite unity and Shiite dominance above all else.

We should not be surging American troops in defense of such a government. This governing coalition -- Maliki's Dawa, Abdul Aziz al-Hakim's Supreme Council for the Islamic Revolution in Iraq and Sadr's Mahdi Army -- seems intent on crushing the Sunnis at all costs. Maliki should be made to know that if he insists on having this sectarian war, he can well have it without us.

For Krauthammer, it would seem the whole sorry mess was just the straw that broke the camel's back.

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