Sunday, January 25, 2004

Why US foreign policy in Iraq is much more difficult than most in the administration admit... 

Blogger Juan Cole (who spends most of his time as Professor of Modern Middle East and South Asian History at the University of Michigan) wrote an excellent piece on the Iraqi Shiites last fall. The gist is that there are fairly good historical/cultural reasons why the Iraqi Shiites (supposedly the linchpin of the administration's policy in the Middle Eaat) may be bad US allies.
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