2 readers online now  |  69 million page views

problems, of course, but the election results are promising

Reader comment on item: White Elephant in Baghdad

Submitted by Jeff (United States), Mar 30, 2010 at 16:00

Dr. Pipes is absolutely correct to complain about the catastrophic waste or American taxpayer money in connection with catastrophically mismanaged invasion and occupation of Iraq, as well as the poor decision to build such a large embassy complex. But why complain about these long-standing problems at a time when the Iraqis elected a secular political figure who is surely not an Iranian client.

If al-Maliki had been reelected, then one would be much more justified in claiming that "the mullahs in Teheran will begin their takeover." It seems clear that most Iraqis, including the Shi'i, are opposed to the growth of Iranian influence and power in their country, which is a very good sign indeed.

Submitting....

Note: Opinions expressed in comments are those of the authors alone and not necessarily those of Daniel Pipes. Original writing only, please. Comments are screened and in some cases edited before posting. Reasoned disagreement is welcome but not comments that are scurrilous, off-topic, commercial, disparaging religions, or otherwise inappropriate. For complete regulations, see the "Guidelines for Reader Comments".

Comment on this item

Mark my comment as a response to problems, of course, but the election results are promising by Jeff

Email me if someone replies to my comment

Note: Opinions expressed in comments are those of the authors alone and not necessarily those of Daniel Pipes. Original writing only, please. Comments are screened and in some cases edited before posting. Reasoned disagreement is welcome but not comments that are scurrilous, off-topic, commercial, disparaging religions, or otherwise inappropriate. For complete regulations, see the "Guidelines for Reader Comments".

See recent outstanding comments.

Follow Daniel Pipes

Facebook   Twitter   RSS   Join Mailing List

All materials by Daniel Pipes on this site: © 1968-2021 Daniel Pipes. daniel.pipes@gmail.com and @DanielPipes

Support Daniel Pipes' work with a tax-deductible donation to the Middle East Forum.Daniel J. Pipes

(The MEF is a publicly supported, nonprofit organization under section 501(c)3 of the Internal Revenue Code.

Contributions are tax deductible to the full extent allowed by law. Tax-ID 23-774-9796, approved Apr. 27, 1998.

For more information, view our IRS letter of determination.)