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Submitted by Phil Safran (United States), May 7, 2004 at 20:56

Is Iraq really one nation and is there any point to pretending that it is? I realize the Turks are afraid of the Kurds and there are other issues but we need to accept reality. The borders of Iraq, as well as many African and mideastern nations, were not established by the local inhabitants. They were drawn for the convenience of the imperial powers that ruled at the time. They are not neccesarily the best borders for the current time.
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