Kathryn: Tremendous news from Iran. God help the protesters. Let’s pray
this will not be another Tiananmen.
This works both ways with Iraq.
(1) A liberalizing of Iran will damp down calls for extremism among Iraq’s
(2) The liberation of Iraq must surely have been a factor in this uprising.
My guess is that something of the sort would have happened anyway, but it
sure can’t have hurt to see Saddam go down, and to know that the U.S. armed
forces were just over the border in strength.