Regions / Iraq
Iraqi Shia and Sunnis have lived in harmony for centuries, the U.S. changed that.
The crisis is mounting in Iraq, and so are congressional calls for a phased withdrawal. But will the politicians act soon enough?
This op-ed ran in the Lake Worth Herald (Lake Worth, FL) on March 2, 2006.
Evidence exists that the roots of the Iraqi civil conflict is political rather than sectarian, and that the best solution is finding a way to bring the troops home.
How far Iran will go in destabilizing (or not destabilizing) Iraq has a lot to do with how much cooperation it is likely to extract from the United States.
Question: How much is an Iraqi life worth? Answer: A lot less than an American or British life, according to the amount of compensation paid to the relatives of victims.
The new Iraqi amnesty plan is designed to end the insurgency and knit together the country. The lessons of 1863 suggest otherwise.
What the U.S. needs is a change in policy not a change in villains.
In October 2002 the White House deceived the Congress and the public, inducing Congress--in the administration's interpretation--to abandon its constitutional responsibilities in matters of war-making.
The death of al-Zarqawi is an opportunity to re-evaluate U.S. strategy in Iraq.