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Friday, August 13, 2004

Twilight of faith

No surfing of the blogosphere would be rounded without a visit to Belmont Club. It's usually very difficult to avoid Wretchard's writings in that sphere because someone is always linking him. And for good reason. He brings quite a bit of fresh perspective.
Remembering Fallujah and the frustration many of us felt over the "missed opportunity to defeat insurgents", we can at least take solace in the fact that this newest incarnation in Najaf is ultimately the responsibility of a new Iraqi sovereignty to weigh. Helping this medicine to go down, Wretchard reports; "Although every death is tragedy, US Marine casualties have been astonishingly low so far; almost as if they had invented an entirely new way of fighting."

But the most astonishing piece to the puzzle is a hint at an Iranian connection. If this is valid then Najaf points directly into the future of the region. A must read.

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