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Last Throes?

Democracy in Action…I hear this war is going great. It’s just too bad about the leftist media bias that keeps from knowing what is REALLY going on in Iraq.

Armed men entered Baghdad’s municipal building during a blinding dust storm Monday and deposed the city’s mayor Alaa al-Tamimi, the New York Times reported today. They then installed Hussein al-Tahaan, a member of Iraq’s most powerful Shiite militia, the Badr Organization which is the armed militia of the Supreme Council for Islamic Revolution in Iraq, known as Sciri.

Fearing for his life, the mayor has reportedly gone into hiding. Speaking to the Times by phone Tuesday, he recounted the events and called the move a municipal coup d’état. ‘This is the new Iraq, they use force to achieve their goal,’ Tamimi, a secular engineer with no party affiliation, was quoted as saying.

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Don Pogreba

Don Pogreba has been writing about Montana politics since 2005 and teaching high school English since 2000. He's a former debate coach, and loyal, if often sad, fan of the San Diego Padres and Portland Timbers. He spends far too many hours of his life working at school and on his small business, Big Sky Debate.
His work has appeared in Politico and Rewire.
In the past few years, travel has become a priority, whether it's a road trip to some little town in Montana or a museum of culture in Ísafjörður, Iceland.

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