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Like the strongman idea, but...

Reader comment on item: Is an Iraqi Strongman Emerging?

Submitted by Adam C. Kolasinski (United States), May 5, 2004 at 15:07

I don't think it would be a good idea to install a former Baathist Sunni strongman. The Shias, even the moderate ones, would probably rebel, and that would create a headache since they're 60% of the population. Why not install some moderate Shia who's got Al-Sistani's blessing? It seems that it would be much easier for a Shia strongman to subjugate the Sunnis than vice-versa.

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