Middle East Research and Information Project: Critical Coverage of the Middle East Since 1971

The pages of US newspapers are full of opinion pieces about Iraq -- almost none of them penned by Iraqis. Americans might be forgiven for believing that Iraqi writers are stunned into silence by the chaos enveloping their country, but that is far from the case. Below are two offerings, translated from Arabic by Sinan Antoon, from writers representing important currents -- though certainly not the only ones -- in contemporary Iraqi opinion.

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How to cite this article:

Shalash al-`Iraqi, Burhan al-Mufti "Columns," Middle East Report 239 (Summer 2006).