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The coming Iraqi Civil War

Reader comment on item: U.S. Needs To Learn Patience [in Iraq]

Submitted by Glenn Klotz (United States), Sep 1, 2003 at 00:26

The mis-calculation of the Bush admin. in over throwing Saddam without a realistic idea of what was really going on within Iraq is going to bear some terribly bitter fruit in the next year. Iraq after the murder of the leading Iraqi Shia cleric Hakim is now on the brink of a religious civil war. Who will we side with when it starts is now the question? The lack of any real democratic secular movement within Iraqi society and the mistaken belief that Iraqi emigrees many of whom hadn't been in Iraq in a generation would be welcomed home and followed if placed into leadership positions, will soon be seen as the farce it always was. The Bush admin. has lead us into a trap set for us by the Islamic radicals and now we're stuck in it. Iraq has always been the front line between the two warring factions of Islam now add the secular elements and the tribal hatreds and whats coming is going to be very ugly.

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