Tuesday, March 25, 2003

The Sins of the Fathers
I heard a brief mention on NPR this morning of the fighting around Basra. It seems that the US war planners had expected that the Shi'a inhabitiants of that region would be eager to rise up and help the coalition forces overthrow the Iraqi troops in that area, but it just isn't happening. It turns out that the reason is that they did exactly that after Gulf War I, and were promptly sacrificed to Hussein by the international community. This time around, they are understandably wary of the same thing happening!