Top Ten Myths on Iraq

It’s almost New Year’s meaning it’s time for all top ten lists about 2006. Juan Cole has compiled a list of the Top Ten Myths About Iraq 2006. Check out his post for the specifics about these myths:

  1. The United States “can still win” in Iraq
  2. US military sweeps of neighborhoods can drive the guerrillas out
  3. The United States is best off throwing all its support behind the Iraqi Shiites
  4. Iraq is not in a civil war
  5. The second Lancet study showing 600,000 excess deaths from political and criminal violence since the US invasion is somehow flawed
  6. Most deaths in Iraq are from bombings
  7. Baghdad and environs are especially violent but the death rate is lower in the rest of the country
  8. Iraq is the central front in the war on terror
  9. The Sunni Arab guerrillas in places like Ramadi will follow the US home to the American mainland and commit terrorism if we leave Iraq
  10. Setting a timetable for withdrawal from Iraq is a bad idea
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    DiAnne says:

    thanks! seen at johnkerry.com
    Will check here more often.

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