Iraq: Everybody’s pawn
: Iraq is a mined chessboard with outsiders — American left and right, Europeans, Saudis, Palestinians, and on and on — all playing the big pieces while Iraqis are everybody’s pawns. Iraq is at the center of political fights all over the globe but we hardly hear from the Iraqis.
So consider these related posts today. As they say on This American Life, our story today is in four acts:
: ACT I: AN IRAQI BLOGS: Ali writes another remarkable post about everybody else in the world speaking for — and killing and killing for — Iraqis but we don’t hear from Iraqis themselves. He laughs at a huge demonstration organized by Hezbollah in Lebanon “protesting against the ‘violations’ of the American army in the holy cities of Najaf and Kerballa” while in Iraq…
Despite some alleged “Fatwas” and few speeches about