Thursday, March 02, 2006

More Bracing from Hanson

Victor Davis Hanson's trip to Iraq has led to another good column:

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.

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