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Submitted by Chaim (United States), Feb 28, 2006 at 13:09

The problem in Iraq was created by Great Britain after WW I. Iraq (and the rest of the Middle East) was set up with the strategy of "Divide and Rule". The only long term viable solution is to undo that. Create 3 new countries: Shiite, Suni, and Kurd.

Kurdistan will be the only true democracy in the area. However, it will be threatened by everyone around them, so the US must defend them initially. It should also arm the Kurds sufficiently to enable them to defend themselves. This will give the US a base in Kurdistan along with some oil wells. The Suni and Shiites will fight it out and eventually reach a cease fire with agreeable borders.
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