Three’s A Crowd
“Instead of trying to force one Iraq upon people who dislike and distrust eachother, we should focus our strategies on dividing Iraq into separate states,with each state providing a distinct home to the diverse cultures and religioussects of Iraq. At the same time, we should give the Iraqi people a stake in thesuccess of their country by providing each person with royalties from thecountry's wealth of oil.
The creation of distinct states - one for the Kurds, the Sunnis and the Shiites- would form a confederation that allows each group to operate their localaffairs in a manner that best suits its people, religious beliefs and culture,and goals for the future.”
Now we aren’t foreign policy experts at the Cooler but while the Kurds seem tohave their own distinct geographical area, we think dividing Baghdad between theSunni’s and Shi’a’s might create a little bit of a conflict.. But maybe we’recrazy. (to be fair Tommy acknowledges that challenge further down in theop-ed). Regardless, kudos to TT for trying to build his foreign policy credsand getting some ink in the Register.