Iraq's Prime Minister Ibrahim al-Jaafari angrily dismissed on Tuesday U.S. warnings to shun sectarianism in the country's new government, saying Iraqis would not accept interference in their affairs.
Aye, there's the rub. We are supporting the new Iraqi government with a massive amount of blood and money. But if we really are supporting "democracy" does that mean we have to support this new government when it embraces sectarianism and civil war? Are we obligated to pay for the stupidity of a government that we helped create? Can we really just wash our hands of this whole mess?