I recently listened to members of the newly elected Iraqi provincial council in strife-torn Kirkuk. All were enthusiastic about their new responsibilities. They were unabashedly argumentative with one another over security, electricity and oil production — but still confident that they could govern their own affairs. As the meeting broke up, a female council member whispered, "Tell the Americans thanks, but ask them to have patience with us."
She's right: Patience, more than anything, is now needed in Iraq.
Thursday, March 02, 2006
More Bracing from Hanson
Victor Davis Hanson's trip to Iraq has led to another good column:
Posted by Tom at 10:22 AM