"Seven years after the US invasion of Iraq toppled Saddam Hussein's government and pulverized the Iraqi state, voters will go to the polls on March 7 in an election that most Iraqis hope will continue their country's uneven progress toward political stability." --ROBERT DREYFUSS
Evidently Mr. Dreyfuss does not realize that the Iraqi state had been pulverized by Saddam's regime throughout the 80s and 90s and that much of the pulverization during the last seven years has been caused by hardcore Baathists and their tools in Al Qaeda. Just three weeks ago three Baghdad hotels were pulverized by an arm of Al Qaeda. I suppose in the mind of Mr. Dreyfuss (and certainly many an Arab), those bombings can be blamed on the US invasion.