Wednesday, May 23, 2007

More Juan Cole

"Here is a chart of guerrilla attacks in Iraq since 2003 through April 2007. It is from a GAO document on Iraq, "GAO-07-677 Iraq Electricity and Oil," p. 34. I think it says it all. Note that all the activity related to the "surge" seems to have gotten the mayhem nearly back down to what it was in July 2006, that veritable paradise of communal harmony!"

In other words, the place is still out of control and will be until the USA gets out. Of course, tremendously rich and powerful USA influences have no intention of leaving Iraq for decades. I wonder what a Democratic administration will be willing to actually do to change this agenda?