Monday, June 27, 2005

The Iraqi Insurgency

The mainstream media and certain members of Congress will have you believe that the insurgents in Iraq are the second coming of the Viet Cong. Today's Opinion Journal takes on the pessimists.
Insurgencies that have prevailed in history--Algeria, China, Cuba--have all had a large base of popular support. That more of the bombers seem to be coming from outside Iraq is cause for worry, since it means there will be a continuing supply of suicide bombers. But it also means that the insurgency is becoming an invasion force against Iraq itself, which means it lacks the native roots to sustain it.
As they say, read it all.

You can also read what Iraqis have to say here.