Cynical Thought Of The Morning: Iraq Edition
We’re not really discussing the Baghdad bombings because Iraq is an ideologically settled issue for all Washington discussants and no one can figure out whose ideological ox would be gored if we talked about it.
(Or they occurred simultaneously with the Afghanistan elections and we didn’t have the bandwidth. To my shame, I had a friend actually IM me from Baghdad like Holy shit dude are you hearing what’s going on and I sheepishly replied that I was preoccupied with Afghanistan. It was only when he abruptly signed off that I got freaked out over his safety. But I still haven’t written anything. Unacceptable. This will change. Bear with me.)