Thursday, February 17, 2005

If you ain't Muslim, you ain't Shiite

Shiites Win Majority of New Iraq Assembly

Just wanted an excuse to post that title. But on a serious note, despite the seriously odd argument of the NYT yesterday, an election in which no one group got an overwhelming majority is clearly a good thing for Iraq. Forcing hrose trading and coalition building is much better than one side clearly being able to dominate the religious and ethnic minorities.

In order to remain firmly negative on any story coming out of Iraq, the Times was forced to argue that it would have been better had the Shiites won really big and wouldn't have to negotiate with Sunnis or Kurds. Not a shining moment for the Times.

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