« Nineteen months after "liberation" they can see how little the liberators have done to ease their suffering. No wonder an increasing number of Iraqis are either joining or supporting the resistance, realising that, as in the past, they must fight on their own.
The overwhelming popular support for the people of Falluja is a salute to young fighters wearing flip-flops, who carry ancient weapons, and yet continue to resist.
Western governments, led by the US and UK, supported Saddam's regime against the will of the Iraqi people for decades. They are committing a similar crime now.
· Haifa Zangana is an Iraqi-born novelist and former prisoner of the Saddam regime»
--"What drives the fighters in flip-flops: Falluja is not unique. Collective punishment is escalating in Iraq"
Yup, it's a guerilla war alright. And it doesn't seem to be going well.
Hm, a "Powell Doctrine" would come in handy right about now. Or two years ago. Or four years ago...