Tagged: shia

Whining About Winning in Iraq

McCain and Palin shout triumphantly, "We're winning the war in Iraq." Such rhetoric collides painfully with reality.

The Surge: Illusion & Reality

Car bombings, sectarian violence and attacks on U.S. troops are down. But does the reduced violence have anything to do with the "surge"?

Misunderstanding Muqtada al-Sadr

Muqtada al-Sadr and his followers are deeply embedded in the political structures of the new Iraqi state, regardless of how Muqtada might currently challenge the legitimacy of that state because of its dependence on U.S. support.

Shiite vs. Sunni?

U.S. policies of divide and rule in the Middle East, explains FPIF columnist Conn Hallinan, are now exploding in our faces.

Iraqis in Despair

While politicians in Washington argue over the future of Iraq, half a world away a bloody battle for the soul of Iraq is being fought by Iraqis who are paying a high price for the U.S. occupation.