Monday, December 29, 2014
Iraq is climbing a steep mountain to re-establish public relations with its own citizenry. PR is what one does and not what one says, and Iraq can do little now that it is a tri-partite country with ethnic factions warring against one another. The central government is weak and vacillating. Prime Minister Haider al-Abadi has little leeway to forge a coalition government that doesn't descend to chaos. However, should he succeed against the odds, he will be the father of the country. There is no way of knowing at this juncture, and 2015 might be a turning point toward a dissolution of Iraq as we know it. One wonders if the country wasn't better under its dictator, tin pot that he was. Hindsight is 20-20 vision. Foresight is blurry. Who could have predicted the state the country is in today?