May 23, 2006
The Real IraqAs Tony Blair tries to clap louder, Patrick Cockburn describes the real Iraq:
It is easy to see why there is sectarian violence in Iraq. The majority Kurds and Shiites, bolstered by death squads and private militas like the Badr and Mehdi armies, are essentially slicing up the country into their own little kingdoms. The once powerful but minority Sunnis see this as the road to their own destruction and will continue to resist the rise of the other two sects through insurgent activities .
That Bush and Blair continue to ignore this and insist on looking at Iraq with rose-colored glasses is further evidence that they have absolutely no clue what to do about it.
Image: Reuters/Faleh Kheiber.
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