Monday, February 10, 2003

Sociologist speaks about Iraq 

Oh all right. There's a nice piece in the StarTribune today (insert stopped clock veracity joke here) about Abbas Mehdi, a sociologist here at SCSU. I've spoken with him at length about Iraq, and I think he makes a good case for why, though Saddam has to go, we should stop short of war with Iraq. His point that Iraqis should choose their own future is without doubt correct; I'd question only the time at which they would be in a position to make that decision. And I doubt Saddam could create the apocalypse that Mehdi sees. But his undergraduate degree is in economics, so of course Abbas is a good guy!