RE-DE-BAATHIFICATION….Remember that new law the Iraqi parliament passed a couple of weeks ago that supposedly advanced the cause of reconciliation by allowing Sunni ex-Baathists back into the government? Sounds like we shouldn’t be counting on huzzahs from the Sunni population any time soon.

Washington Monthly - Donate today and your gift will be doubled!

Support Nonprofit Journalism

If you enjoyed this article, consider making a donation to help us produce more like it. The Washington Monthly was founded in 1969 to tell the stories of how government really works—and how to make it work better. Fifty years later, the need for incisive analysis and new, progressive policy ideas is clearer than ever. As a nonprofit, we rely on support from readers like you.

Yes, I’ll make a donation