The early months of 2003 always struck me as the apogée of geopolitical incoherence. Here’s today’s headlines from Antiwar.com:
Then there’s this remarkable photograph (courtesy The Christian Science Monitor).
The shot (Alaa Al-Marjani/Reuters) shows “Shiite fighters, who have joined the Iraqi army to fight against militants of the Islamic State, take part in field training in the desert region between Kerbala and Najaf, south of Baghdad.”
The only possible good news is that Russia and the Ukrainian crisis have (presumably temporarily) been shunted to the inside pages.