The US should not attempt to become another enforcer in this chain of oppression. A strategy based on forcing 3 separate nations, to live together under a single government against their will, is certainly not a formula for success... On the contrary, it's a certain recipe for US failure! Once the Bush administration internalizes this fact and pursues a strategy that SUPPORTS Iraq's sectarian realities - including the emergence of a key independent Kurdish ally in the Middle East - rather than one that RESISTS them, then the path to US success in Iraq will become refreshingly clear and achievable. Coming to think of sectarian divisions -- last time I looked, Iran was not a single nation either, but a restless multi-ethnic empire with some 50% Persians ruling over some 25% Azeri-Turks, 10% Kurds, 5% Shiite-Arabs, etc. Furthermore, the Kurds are the same Kurds as those across the Iraqi border... Any ideas come to mind?
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from the article: The victory won't be American