An Surge in the Soccer Field
"Younis Mahmoud headed home his fourth goal of the tournament as Iraq secured a memorable 1-0 win over Saudi Arabia at the Gelora Bung Karno Stadium on Sunday to win the AFC Asian Cup," according to the AFC website. Sometimes sports are easier to follow than diplomacy or politics. You can understand how and why a soccer team wins a game. It's harder to see the reason for selling a whole bunch of high-tech weapons to Saudi Arabia.