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Iraq and Iran

Reader comment on item: Predicting Iraq's Bleak Future

Submitted by stanley b (Ukraine), Mar 28, 2012 at 08:28

The salient question is what will be the outcome of Iraq's new government in the face of the retreating American troops, left to establish themselves in a meaningful way over the coming years, and what impact will Iran have on this process, especially given the large ratio of Shia Muslims who identify with the Iranians. Iraq's deepest fracture comes from the Muslim sects; Shia, Sunni and Kurd. They were artificially sown together by the British like some Frankenstein, and they have not been able to unite as a nation ever since. It is a much larger problem than America understands.

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