Friday, January 27, 2006

Shiite-led forces fight Sunni insurgents

Iraqi government forces battled with Sunni insurgents near the Airport Road in Baghdad today. The Shiite-led goverment forces arrested 60 insurgents during the raids. An AP photographer reported seeing insurgents gun down two men accused of being American collaborationists. American choppers flew in support of government forces.

The Yahoo photo slide show accompanying the story features pictures of Iraqis holding Korans protesting the publication of editorial cartoons depicting Mohammed wearing a bomb-laced turban that appeared last fall in Denmark's largest newspaper, Jyllands-Posten.

As the Palestinian elections show, you don't know what you'll get with democracy unleashed. It isn't always pretty, but I prefer living with the uncertainty than the status quo we've seen in the Middle East for most of the last century.

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