it's not to please the West

October 21, 2014 5:16 AM

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Baghdad: In a city awash with blood and gore, it borders on precious for the perpetrators of some of the brutality to demand that we slice and dice words in depicting their actions for a foreign audience.

But at a succession of meetings in Baghdad's Shiite districts – in the cinder-block drabness of the Sadr City slums; the effete cafe society of inner Karrada; and in the commandeered mansions that comprise a new Shiite political enclave on the banks of the Tigris River – I found that "militia" had b...

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