Interesting, although if there’s any shining lesson of the Iraq war it’s that sect matters. Are we watching Iraqi Shiites celebrating in the clip on nationalist grounds, their country freed at last from being under Soleimani’s (if not Iran’s) thumb? Or are we watching Iraqi Sunnis, overjoyed at the news that the most sinister Shiite terrorist in the world was at that moment splattered across an access road outside Baghdad’s airport?
If this is a nationalist thing then maybe Soleimani’s death will be a galvanizing moment for Iraqi unity. If this is a sectarian thing, hoo boy.
If you’re a Sunni Arab, a Kurd, a Christian, an Israeli — anyone in the region, really, apart from a Shiite fundamentalist — why wouldn’t you be celebrating? Unless you’re understandably afraid of how Iran will respond, I mean.