Iraq and Gulf Analysis

Iraq’s Partition Fantasy

Posted by Reidar Visser on Friday, 19 May 2006 21:36

feature of political discussion of Iraq in recent weeks has been another flurry of propaganda by United States politicians in favour of dividing Iraq into three statelets or semi-independent federal entities. “Soft partition”, “controlled division” or an “extension of the federal idea to the Sunni community” are but a few of the euphemisms that have been marshalled in support of this sort of exercise. The schemes are strikingly similar, and their proponents indefatigable: Iraq is dismissed as an “artificial entity”; its “proper” and “natural” constituent components are instead identified as three ethno-religious communities… Full story here.

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