I was surprised how quickly this became a big huge mess in the last few days. I have a friend who flies over there with one colleague, 2 security guys and one fixer. He is a journalist and they don’t even have access to the green zone so they will stay north of Baghdad.. pretty crazy.

Tolik, I don’t think its that easy. If you let them just have their place you have a huge breeding ground for terrorists. With the oil Iraq has that might be even bought by nations who don’t care about those terrorists they can raise money for their jihad. What might come after this would make 911 look like nothing.

Unfortunately I believe we will see something very similar happening in Afghanistan as well. The updates I hear from friends on the ground over there are far from encouraging…

Alea iacta est ("The die has been cast")