Tue, 25 Nov 2008

Peace in Iraq

It looks like peace has finally come to Iraq. One could say that peace has broken out, but that ignores the presence of U.S. troops. Yes, there are still people dying in Iraq due to violence, but every major U.S. city has a non-zero murder rate, and we don't call that a war. One can ascribe different reasons for the ending of the war. No doubt those who believe in the efficacy of violence can reasonably call it a victory, down to picking November 22, 2008 as Victory in Iraq day. I prefer, instead, to say that the Iraqis have lost faith in the efficacy of violence.

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