Yglesias

Nomenclature Update

CREDIT:

Eric Martin has some further context for the 2007 SCIRI rebranding, observing that the point of changing the name to ISCI wasn’t just to “de-revolutionize” the brand but specifically to re-Iranianize the party’s image. Of course, the same Iran-backed leadership who spent the Saddam years in exile in Teheran is still running the party. And, yes, this is the horse we’ve backed in Iraq and for some reason it’s considered very important that this particular gang of goons beat Muqtada al-Sadr’s rival goon squad.