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Juan Cole on Libya: Looking back. And forward

August 25th · No Comments · Iraq, Juan Cole

The illegal American invasion of Iraq and subsequent occupation was so epochal a catastrophe that it spawned a negative phrase in Arabic, “to Iraqize” or `arqana…So how can Libyans and the world avoid the Iraqization of Libya?

— Juan Cole, “How to Avoid Bush’s Iraq Mistakes in Libya”

University of Michigan Prof. Juan Cole’s analyses on all things Middle Eastern at his Informed Comment site (juancole.com), are like music to a thinking person’s ears. Take a look back over the past few days’ postings, including his “Top Ten Myths about the Libya War.”

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