Monday, October 17, 2005
If the US can consider an official who really did a good job in Iraq then this person has to be US ambassador to Iraq Zalmay Khalilzad. Zalmay has been instrumental in dealing with Iraqis from different spectrums and a large part of the credit for the recent constitution compromise has to go to him. He knows the region quite well and I believe his Muslim background (his native land is Afghanistan) has helped him in creating rapport with Iraq's leaders.
Check out Fareed Zakaria's editorial on Khalilzad and the burgeoning smart strategy in Iraq.
Sandmonkey tells us why Egyptians need a vodka faucet right next to the water one. Hilarious!