The civil war is an illusion. What the Americans want is to have the people fight each other while they get their oil.
The Iraqi government will not do much for the country, they are subject to Washington's decision. My best wishes for the Iraqi people.
Ivan Martinez, Venezuela
America has lost all the sympathy when it started invading (other countries) after 9/11. Muslims did not seem to learn from that. That violence just provides everyone a justification for the original act.
Normally I do not agree with Mr Shanks, and do not see the world the same way he does (blame America first). But this article is excellent: balanced, fair and moderate.
Muslims must start to realise that they live in a global village and their actions and comments are viewed by others who are not Muslim and live according to different dictates and values.
Sandy, your idea that the US would not want to blow up the shrine is out of touch with reality. The US is on a constant hunt for terrorist. What better way to flush them out than to blow up a shrine.
It is nothing else but the oil. If not, the US would have gone after many other worse tyrants. One in mind Idi Amin. Hope you end your fantasies and start thinking real.