We went to war with Iraq, we were told, to prevent weapons of mass destruction from falling into the hands of terrorists. In the last week, following Iraqi Prime Minister Nuri al-Maliki’s typically botched response to (peaceful) Sunni protests, the Islamic State of Iraq and the Levant (ISIL) entered Anbar province in force, seizing much of Fallujah and nearby cities. A good thing there were no weapons of mass destruction, or else the terrorists might have had them by now.
Allies no longer
Forget, for a moment, the past. Consider the future. Who has the moral authority to challenge the likes of tyranny, Islamist or secular divide? Who has the vision to dream of bringing the region’s peoples together, instead of apart?Haroon Moghul
Just as an object in motion continues in motion, a government in power continues in power. But it is only a matter of time before the picture changes. This time, though, no one’s sitting around a table drawing new borders.