Tuesday, September 27, 2005
From our stalwart colleague Roger Gathman of Limited, Inc., writing on the need for America, after the withdrawal, to reconcile itself with the real configuration of power in the Middle East":
One of the facts about the current government in Iraq seems to me to be consistently underplayed. That fact is that one of the parties with which we are now allied, Daawa, or the Call, once had a much more tolerant view of suicide bombers. In fact, on December 12, 1983, Daawa’s tolerance went so far that members of the group exploded truck bombs in front of the American embassy in Kuwait. At that point, Daawa was linked to the groups that had previously done a pretty thorough demolition job on the American embassy in Beirut, earlier in the year.