My friend George over at Warblogging has a post today on the proposed ID system for Falujahns when they return to their shattered city. George is not amused. Here’s why he’s wrong.
I have returned to Baghdad as of Monday. The city is as chaotic and choked as ever, but the level of violence in the last few days has been less than I expected. I’ve only heard two explosions near my house in eastern Baghdad, and they were far away. I get the impression that the Green Zone is not attacked as much. Perhaps I was wrong to pooh-pooh the Fallujah offensive… Or perhaps the insurgency has just gone to ground for a while.
BEIRUT — Among the Palestinian refugees packed into the 13 camps scattered around Lebanon, the mood in the days before their leader’s death was one of anxious waiting. They were waiting for word of the death of khatiab — The Old Man — as Yasser Arafat was affectionately known among his people.
Yasser Arafat is dead.
The American people are “collaborators” now? I sincerely hope not, since one Iraq is bad enough.