Who Won Iran-Iraq War, You So Smart?


The returns from Iraq's elections have been coming in, and the Shi'a religious parties seem to be doing awfully well. Sunni leaders are already crying fraud—and worse:

Alluding to Sunnis who chose to abandon their earlier rejection of Iraqi politics and participate in Thursday's election, Adnan Dulaimi, a chief of the main Sunni coalition, the Tawafaq front, demanded: "What would we tell those whom we indirectly convinced to stop the attacks during the election period? What would we tell those people who wanted to boycott and we convinced them to participate?"

The preliminary results, he said, were "not in the interest of stability of the country."

Jim Henley has some lucid comments here.