Rhetoric of Unreality


George F. Will


| Almost three years after the invasion, it is still not certain whether, or in what sense, Iraq is a nation. Despite two elections, it barely has a government.

We Can't Force Democracy


Robert D. Kaplan


| What we have to work toward in Iraq and elsewhere is not democracy, but normality. The more cautious we are in a world already in the throes of tumultuous upheaval, the more we'll achieve.

Smells like Mapes...


Confederate Yankee


| The Associated Press summary video (embedded in this Washington Post story) of a high-level videoconference made one day prior to Hurricane Katrina?s landfall smells to high heaven. The leaked video?heavily sympathetic to former FEMA director Michael Brown?relies on dramatic still...

 Posted at 11:59 a.m. ET, 3/2/06
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Face Iraq's Past


Jim Hoagland


| To promote an enforced phony national reconciliation in Iraq built on concessions to Sunni extremists, as Washington has repeatedly attempted, is self-defeating.

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Who'll Meet The Demand For Unity?


David S. Broder


| Governors of both parties say Americans are tired of partisanship with no results. That hunger for consensus may shape the next presidential campaign.

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Tolerating the Intolerable (By Anne Applebaum, March 1, 2006; Page A17)
Good Nukes, Bad Nukes (By David Ignatius, March 1, 2006; Page A17)
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