Thursday, September 22, 2005

U.S. policy in Iraq is effectively handing the country to Iran

NEW YORK (Reuters) -- U.S. policy in Iraq is widening sectarian divisions to the point of effectively handing the country to Iran, Saudi Arabian Foreign Minister Saud al-Faisal said on Tuesday.
"(Iraq's) people have been separated from each other," Faisal told the Council of Foreign Relations in New York.
"You talk now about Sunnis as if they were separate entity from the Shiite."
He urged the United States, which is battling a Sunni Arab insurgency against occupying U.S. forces and backs the Kurdish- and Shiite-led Iraqi government, to work "to bring these people together."
Saudi Arabia has voiced fears that an Iraqi constitution, due to be put to a referendum in four weeks, could split the country apart and disenfranchise a Sunni minority that lost power when a U.S.-led invasion ousted Saddam Hussein in 2003.
"If you allow civil war, Iraq is finished forever," Faisal said.

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3 Comments:

Blogger copy editor said...

You are darn right it is... at least the southern portion.

September 22, 2005 2:33 pm  
Blogger Hype said...

I think Iraq went into a cold civil war right after Saddam was caught. It seems to be heating up now, but I think the factions were getting their stuff together. Now the plans are being carried out and we have this huge mess.

This will be done in Afganistan as well. Expect more mayhem.

-Hype

September 22, 2005 3:50 pm  
Blogger _H_ said...

Copy Editor ,

thanks for your comment , yes the Sh'ite powebase that we have created is a major threat to middle east peace in any form

Hype ,

yup your right , the worst is yet to come , so expect another dose of "Mission Accomplished" to go round soon

September 22, 2005 4:56 pm  

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