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Iraq--slide into partition? « Previous | |Next »
October 23, 2005

It was an odd sort of referendum wasn't it?

The weekend’s referendum on the Iraqi Constitution, was about a Constitution (written by the Shi’a and Kurds) resulted in it being passed over the objections of many Sunnis. What does that say about the nation of Iraq? And does that say about the Bush administration, which has in effect, backed fundamentalist Shiite parties and a federalism based on ethnicity and sect?

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Stavro,Iraq Referendum, 2005

The democratic processes in Iraq do not seem to have convinced a disaffected, well-armed, but divided Sunni minority to quit fighting against the Iraqi government and the U.S. occupation that props it up. Will the insurgency continue and intensify?

Will the United States to continue to adopt policies that will make the situation in Iraq worse. Will the US continue to intimidate the Sunni Muslim or nationalist forces threatening it and its Muslim allies? Will this strategy halt Iraq's slide into civil war and partition?

Will the US expand the theater of war? Against Iran or Syria? Or will the US quietly withdraw from Iraq?

| Posted by Gary Sauer-Thompson at 2:44 PM | | Comments (0)
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