[Marxism] Fwd: Iraq: Bush's Islamic Republic (August 11, 2005)

Louis Proyect lnp3 at panix.com
Sat Aug 27 09:07:32 MDT 2005

>Louis -- this is a more recent article by Galbraith on Iraq (and it does 
>mention oil.)
>alan ginsberg <alanginsbergarchives at hotmail.com> thought you would be 
>interested in
>the following article from The New York Review of Books.
>The New York Review of Books
>August 11, 2005
>Iraq: Bush's Islamic Republic
>By Peter W. Galbraith
>On June 4, Jalal Talabani, president of Iraq, attended the
>inauguration of the Kurdistan National Assembly in Erbil, northern
>Iraq. Talabani, a Kurd, is not only the first-ever democratically
>elected head of state in Iraq, but in a country that traces its
>history back to the Garden of Eden, he is, as one friend observed,
>'the first freely chosen leader of this land since Adam was here
>alone.' While Kurds are enormously proud of his accomplishment, the
>flag of Iraq--the country Talabani heads--was noticeably absent from
>the inauguration ceremony, nor can it be found anyplace in Erbil, a
>city of one million that is the capital of Iraq's Kurdistan Region.
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