Juan Cole worries that Iraqi’s —
in considering how the fate
of the Askariya Shrine in Samarra
might cause the country to unravel —
will come to sequence it like this….
(image 1: Khalid Mohammed/AP. February 2004. Askariya Shrine. Samarra, Iraq. nyt.com; image 2: Meg Jones/Meg Jones online. Milwaukee Journal Sentinel. Samarra, Iraq. June 6, 2005. sonline.com. image 3: Hameed Rasheed/A.P. February 22, 2006. Askariya Shrine. Samarra, Iraq. Via YahooNews.)