June 30, 2009

IT ISN'T A NATION...:

Iraq's next milestone: the Kurdish question: The survival of the country depends on bridging the Kurd-Arab divide. (The Monitor's Editorial Board, June 29, 2009, CS Monitor)

Tension between Mr. Maliki – an Arab – and the semiautonomous Kurdistan Regional Government in the north has escalated significantly in the last year. It touches issues of fundamental importance – national unity, oil wealth, and the balance of power between the central government and the regions. Left unaddressed – or worse, provoked – the Kurd-Arab divide could split the Iraqi state.

...so the split is inevitable. Why not get it over with on amiable terms?

Posted by Orrin Judd at June 30, 2009 6:29 AM
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