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Our Man in Baghdad

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Via Ilan Goldenberg, Karen DeYoung reports that “Civil war has been averted in Iraq and Iranian intervention there has ‘ceased to exist,’ Iraqi Prime Minister Nouri al-Maliki said yesterday.”

One hesitates to call this yet another data point to suggest that it doesn’t really make sense for our young men and women to be risking their lives in order that the US government might be able to continue spending vast sums of money to build up the armed forces under Maliki’s control. After all, that conclusion might simply bolster the idea that it does make sense for our young men and women to be risking their lives in order that the US government might be able to continue spending vast sums of money to build up the armed forces under the control of rebels trying to overthrow Maliki’s government. Since Bush now has us on both sides of the conflict, after all, Maliki looking unimpressive just cuts both ways — just another awesome aspect of our endless war.

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