Tuesday, July 03, 2007

Post of the Month: June

Part 2 of the will be posted tomorrow.

Post of the Month for May is... Why Autonomous Regions Won't Work!
Joe Biden and others have proposed that Iraq be cut up in to 3 regions. Here's why it won't work.

Autonomous regions would only survive temporarily, before they are swept up by surrounding countries. Sunnis+Saudi Arabia and Shiites+Iran. Turkey has threatened to invade Kurdistan if it becomes any more autonomous than it already is.

And how would it be possible to cut up the country? Baghdad is full of Shiites, Sunnis and Kurds? The whole plan is unrealistic.

There would be a temporary period of peace before the whole region is engulfed in war.

Other options will work. It will take time and patience, but what Petraeus is doing in Iraq right now will work. We need to give them more time, something the majority of Americans are too impatient to do.