Splitting up Iraq?
Here’s the latest entry on the constitutional wrangling. Many of the Sunnis on Iraq’s Constitutional Committee “are opposed to anything other than a highly centralized government”:http://www.time.com/time/magazine/article/0,9171,1083936,00.html, which the Shi’ites and Kurds are equally opposed to. The Sunnis see decentralization, which is called “federalism” here, as a prelude to partitioning. The Kurds, however, say if there’s no federalism, there’s going to be war.
I tell you, at some point Iraq’s Arabs are finally going to get fed up with the Kurds and their demands and tell them not to let the door hit them on their way out. Which, of course, would suit most Kurds just fine.