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Catfish and Cod
Monday, July 14, 2003
Is the current chaos in Iraq par for the course?
(via Weekly Standard)

Everyone seems to agree that Germany and Japan were nation-building successes, so why not take a look at the evidence there? I'm not going to take one person's word for it that our experiences in Germany and Iraq are perfectly analogous, but I don't have time to go perusing old news stories from 1945-49. Can someone else, preferably multiple "someone elses", start digging in the archives and providing commentary? (Yoo hoo, Rachel Lucas? )

Anyway, I think the media's expectations that the situation in Iraq would ever be sweetness and love, even three months post-invasion, was a wee bit optimistic. But we shall see...