In Too Deep in Iraq
Did you see the cell-phone recording of Saddam Hussein's hanging on YouTube?
In a gangland-type execution, Saddam was taunted by thugs and killed in what appears to be a dungeon. The Shiite majority got their retribution, and humiliated the Sunnis by quasi-legally killing Saddam on the eve of a Sunni holiday.
If our "friends" are the Shiites in Iraq, who are closely aligned with Moktada al-Sadr and Iran, we are in deep trouble. The execution was brutal, tribal, and primeval, and seemed more like a lynching than an act of a legitimate government.
Solving the tribal politics of Mesopotamia is a bridge too far for Americans. It's high time to get out.
Adam Schenck, UA Student