Middle East

Aug 13, 2014

Rundle: Tarzan narrative of whites v savages not going to work in Iraq

Amidst the deteriorating situation in Iraq, Crikey writer-at-large Guy Rundle says we should listen to what the Kurdish people want, and Sunni and Shia people too.

Guy Rundle — Correspondent-at-large

Guy Rundle

Correspondent-at-large

The United States involvement in what is still on the map as Iraq is currently being described as “multi-focused”; a better description would be that it’s a blind each-way bet, hedged just in case the colonial creation of Iraq ceases to exist.

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8 thoughts on “Rundle: Tarzan narrative of whites v savages not going to work in Iraq

  1. Donald McAllister

    Thanks Guy. Real journalism – informed, enlightened incisive analysis.
    Are you listening, Barack? Tony?

  2. paddy

    Interesting, but bloody depressing reading Guy.

  3. Bill Hilliger

    I suppose like ousted Vietnamese President Thieu many years before him, Mr Nouri al-Maliki will show up seeking asylum in the US, UK or France with a shitload of money and gold to keep him in comfortable retirement.

  4. Kevin Herbert

    Nice piece.

    Sadly I doubt that the hawks at the US State Department, AIPAC & the MIC are listening to this type of rationale.

    All we have to hope for is a revolution via the US Presidential 2016 race…..a slim hope.

  5. Matt Hardin

    The parallels with the US political involvement in Vietnam are quite scary.

  6. Forever Marshall

    there’s nothing new here, but fun reading nonetheless,

    Within a few years, it will be a de facto ally in squaring off against Iran.

    we were always at war with

  7. Forever Marshall

    “All we have to hope for is a revolution via the US Presidential 2016 race…..a slim hope.”

    *giggles*

  8. AR

    Grundle of all people would know that Turkey is the non arab heffalump in this conflict. When/if the dust settles and the blood dries south of their border, the next ‘genocide’ will be the Kurdish demands south of Lake Van.
    The popcorn will be as ashes in our mouths by then.

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