Talk Left has a post on Rove’s speech at the Aspen Ideas Festival Sunday. Here is Rove on Iraq….
“You know it’s not going to be U.S. style. It’s not going to be a Midwest small-town atmosphere. It’s going to be Iraq with deeply felt sectarian strains with bad guys and people with lots of guns, but it is going to be a functioning society. It already is a distinct improvement on the society that existed.”
Nic Robertson on CNN yesterday…
Once a confluence of cultures, Baghdad is turning into sectarian islands of fear.
(on camera): In an indication of just how bad fears have become, one international official told me of reports among his staff that a 15-year-old girl had been beheaded and a dog’s head sewn on her body in its place, and the young child who had had his hands drilled and bolted together before being killed. Whether or not the reports are accurate, the staff took them as fact. It seems in this climate of fear, no act is so barbaric it can’t be believed. Nic Robertson, CNN, Baghdad.