Postwar Iraq

POSTWAR IRAQ….If you’re in the mood for some good news about postwar Iraq, the LA Times has a pair of stories today that you should read: one that says things are going pretty well in the Kurdish north, and one that says things are going pretty well in the city of Basra.

Unfortunately, the basic story here is that (a) things were going pretty well in the Kurdish north anyway, and (b) Basra is under British control. Still, good news is good news, and as the stories indicate, even if Baghdad is a different kettle of fish there are lessons that can probably be learned from these success stories.