Today we witnessed the first public call from inside the UIA for Jafari to step down. Qassim Dawood from the independent bloc inside the UIA that has some 20 members urged Mr. Jafari to withdraw his nomination saying that "many f us in the UIA see that we must choose a prime minister for the country and not a prime minister for the UIA…". This call (which I expect will be followed by similar ones in the near future) shows a growing awareness among some politicians of the critical situation and dangers imposed by the hardliners.
The chances to see a solution are fluctuating up and down reflecting the daily map of events and the intra and inter partisan disputes and right now I see that chances split 50-50 between solution and a confrontation.
There was another mosque bombing today, more the pity. One good thing? The Pilgrimage went off this year without the usual mayhem.
Read all of the above mentioned post and pay attention to his words about fanatics. This is so true. We are not dealing with rational people. I am reading Truman's biography by David McCullough right now and one of the reasons President Truman used the bomb was the fanatical nature of the enemy as evidenced by kamikaze attacks and the refusal to surrender even a single Japanese military unit. Sometimes there is no rational response.
Which way will Iraq go? Toward sanity or barbarism?