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Apr172013

Iraq Today – The Good, the Bad, and the Ugly

Photo courtesy of NY TimesApril 17, 2013 | Manal Omar

The 10-year mark for the start of the war in Iraq is hardly something to commemorate, but it serves as a reminder to review the good, bad and the ugly.  

The reality is that the situation in Iraq today cannot be reduced to one simple dichotomy.  The situation remains complex.  I often describe the progress of Iraq as an odd dance – two steps forward, one step back, and then three steps to the side.  In order to understand the situation in Iraq accurately, it is important to avoid hindsight judgment or a classification in the extremes.  Instead of noting a dour anniversary, now is the time to pause and take stock of where Iraq is today.

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