The Bronx Blogger

Sunday, August 13, 2006

Iraqi Prime Minister Criticizes U.S. Raid in Baghdad

Here's a story with a pessimistic spin on the progress of our security efforts in Baghdad:

Chances dim for peace in Baghdad

The Iraqi Prime Minister, Nouri Al-Maliki, is apparently being torn between pacifying the Mahdi army, which is the Shiite militia of Moqtada Al-Sadr, and leaving Al-Sadr alone. Al-Sadr is a very important member of the ruling coalition that chose Al-Maliki to be prime minister.

The United States is in a complicated battle with Iran and its proxies. It may get much, much worse before it gets any better, and not just in Iraq and Israel.

Even if we follow the best strategy and make the best tactical choices all along the way, the cost and the pain of the resulting events are likely to be high. Only time will tell how many sacrifices we will have to make and how many people will suffer.

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The Bronx Blogger Has Moved

The Bronx Blogger has relocated from the Bronx.

My family and I are now living near the city of Bellingham in the state of Washington. It's very nice out here, just as nice as the Bronx. Bellingham doesn't have a network of subway trains like the Bronx does, but it does have a network of very green parks along some creeks that lead into Bellingham Bay.

It's also very different in some other ways as well -- here's some information on the area: and the website of the city of Bellingham.

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