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Hume Argues Persistent Violence Helps Iraq Make Political Progress

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With the exception of a few key posts, Iraq has formed their government. There is some concern, however, about the ability of the government to function effectively in a country still beset by persistent violence. Just today, a “spree of bombing, mortar rounds and a drive-by shooting”¦killed at least 18 Iraqis and wounded dozens.”

On Fox News Sunday, Brit Hume dismissed those concerns, suggesting violence helps the Iraqis move forward politically. Hume did not elaborate.

Transcript:

HUME: This is going to — this is a test of the idea that Bill [Kristol] expressed, which is that you can’t really have a successful formation of a government and move forward while this threat of violence and the actual violence is going forward. I don’t think that’s true. I think everything we’ve seen so far has shown that the Iraqis continue marching on politically down the road toward democracy in spite of the violence and perhaps to some extent…

WILLIAMS: Well…

HUME: … excuse me — perhaps to some extent because of it. And you listen to people like General Abizaid and the others who are over there. The last thing they want to do now is introduce more troops.

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