Meanwhile, back in Iraq...

The violence there has been going on so long that it has become part of the scenery.

UN Photo: Paulo Filgueiras
Iraqi Prime Minister Nouri al-Maliki speaks to the press at the United Nations headquarters in New York in 2007.
Gwynne Dyer
Published: Wednesday, 10/16/2013 12:00 am EDT
Last Updated: Wednesday, 10/16/2013 11:25 am EDT

The media spotlight on the Arab world shifts focus almost every month: counter-revolution in Egypt, civil war in Syria, an American raid in Libya... It rarely stays on Iraq for long, because the violence there has been going on so long that it has become part of the scenery. But just be patient a little longer.

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