Iraq is in the news again and sadly, it’s not good.
More than 100 Iraqis were killed in violent protests during the first week of October. The latest troubles are neither sectarian nor terrorist-related. They are motivated by popular frustration with government corruption and a stagnant economy.
A Self-Inflicted Tragedy
With demands increasing in Baghdad streets for, in the words of an October 7 Wall Street Journal story “the removal of the entire political class,” some observers are speculating that civil war could be in the offing. An unemployed protestor named Salam Radif declares,
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