Wednesday, March 26, 2008

Context: Iraq fighting not bad news

Know your context before reporting that the recent spate of fighting in Iraq is due to ethnic tensions, that the fighting is worrisome and is foreboding for future US troop withdrawals. It's not. Michael Yon is on the ground there and understands the situation and the big picture.
MICHAEL YON EMAILS: "It's important to contextualize the fighting in Basra. That the Iraqi Army apparently is fighting JAM is important; a largely Shia Government of Iraq is in command of the Iraqi Army. The Iraqi Army is fighting Shia militia. This is not bad news."


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