Thursday, June 07, 2007

No Political Solution

The surge was designed to give the Maliki government "breathing space" to reach some accomodations with their opponents and craft the beginnings of a political solution to the insurgency. So far, it appears the exact opposite has happened: Maliki is weak, his government divided, and no political solution seems apparent or feasible. I don't imagine that will be much different come September, except perhaps it will be considerably worse.

1 comment:

adam said...

Surprise, surprise. The U.S. newswires haven't reported it much yet, but the Iraqi parliament voted to require the Iraqi govn't get their approval when they ask for another extension of U.S. troops in Iraq.