Keeping Iraq Unified Will Be Nearly Impossible

“…The men at the police checkpoint were impostors and suspected Shiite militiamen, and they bundled up Janabi and his entourage at gunpoint, quickly driving them away. Their bodies were later found across town in the ramshackle Shiite slum of Sadr City. Janabi was slumped in the back of one of the cars, his hands tied behind his back with his own belt, a bullet in his head. The bodies of his son Mohamed and seven bodyguards lay nearby, all of them shot execution style. To reach Sadr City, the gunmen would likely have passed through several police checkpoints, raising questions of possible official collusion in the murders.”

  • Barrington Minge

    As long as mooslim is killing mooslim everything is fine.

    • They do it with gusto.

    • Clausewitz

      That illustration is what I would consider a good day in the Middle East.

  • Norman_In_New_York

    Iraq is like a corporation – an artificial entity, intangible, and existing only in contemplation of the law (in this case, treaties).

  • terrence

    Iraq really should have been THREE separate countries – one for the Kurds (which would have been a very successful, civilized country); and one for the sunnis and one for the shiites (and both would have been at war with each other – not a bad thing… )

  • granny47

    That’s why they should have left Saddam Hussein alone. Only a dictator like that can keep the lid on the warring factions of muslims. Besides Hussein left the Christians alone.

  • Hard Little Machine

    I really couldn’t care either way. Either we have Saddam who gasses his own people and kills hundreds of thousands just because he felt like it, or we have this what we have now.

    In the Arab world you only get those choices. Pick one and wait a while it will switch to the other one soon enough.