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Well Here’s Bad News for the Spooks and Scholars


Something like a thousand Iraqis in Baghdad, some Sunnis and some Shi’ites, seem to think there’s no reason why they are doomed to sectarian slaughter. Or, I suppose, for a good old-fashioned civil war, either. They’re marching together for peace.

Next thing you know, there’ll be Christians, too, praying alongside the Muslims. Nah, couldn’t possibly happen. The experts at State and CIA have been telling us for years that Sunnis and Shi’ites are separated by an unbridgeable chasm and compelled to kill one another because of their ineradicable convictions. Say what? Yeah, they’re the same guys who are telling us that Iran scrapped their nuclear-weapons program. And your point is?