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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.


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