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Re: comment "Taking the fight to the terrorists" - David S

Reader comment on item: 9/10 vs. 9/12 on [Election Day] 11/2

Submitted by Sundar S (United States), Oct 27, 2004 at 16:14

If I may reply to David, there is another part of the equation. The war in Iraq may result in the Shia domination of Iraq (whether it is a theocracy or a democracy, the Shiites would rule Iraq). The dominoes might fall, not in Iran, but in Saudi Arabia and Bahrain which have a substantial population of Shias. By design or by accident, the Bush administration has reduced the influence of Sunnis and Wahabis in the Arabian Peninsula.

This might be a good thing, if the Shias serve as a foil to the Wahaabis. If they join hands with the Wahaabis, the Bush administration would have created a bigger and meaner Frankenstein in the Middle-East.
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