Thursday, January 3, 2013

Let's Play, "What Happened Today in Iraq?"

What happened today in Iraq?

a  Norman Finkelstein gave a speech at the University of Baghdad
b  AC Baghdad soccer team beat DC Fallujah 2-1
c  Iraq's top pitching prospect signed with the Cubs
d  the Baghdad Philharmonic performed Wagner's Gotterdammerung
e  a suicide car bomb killed 27 Shi'ites

If you guessed "e", you are a winner!


Siarlys Jenkins said...

Yeah, we should have left Saddam Hussein alone. Nothing like this happened on his watch. A few thousand Kurds got gassed though.

Findalis said...

I agree Siarlys. Hussein wasn't a saint, but Iraq is descending into the 7th Century fast. And Iraqi Christians are the first to feel the pressure.

Siarlys Jenkins said...

No argument from me. Note that in some countries, its the Sunnis who are the voice of moderation or political opening, in others its the Shia. What does it depend on? Who is top dog. Sunnis in Iraq abandoning al Qaeda made it possible for us to exit with some sense of dignity, but the current government isn't showing any gratitude.