“A revolution in Basra”. Is this enough to make us, we who got bloodied by revolutions due to the extent of our attraction to them, rejoice? The revolution there is against what? Corruption? What is corrupt and who is the corrupt in Iraq? Who is the non-corrupt power that is supposed to turn the revolution into a political condition?
Those cheering for a ‘revolution in Basra’ should ponder on the prospects of its success and the political dispensation that may follow it.Hazem al-Amin