Scholars: Divide Iraq Into 3 Regions: With President Bush's war strategy clouded by limited results and mounting casualties, two scholars are proposing a partition plan that would divide Iraq into three main regions.I always felt that this was a good idea and the way to go. But, it isn't my business to tell them how to behave and how to manage their own affairs. The trend is to break up big countries. Look at the USSR and Texas. Plus, there is a move to more regional unions too, i.e., E.U. The nation-state of Iraq isn't worth saving when there is so much bad blood. And, we've been in their civil war, anyway. They can decide.
The authors, Edward P. Joseph of Johns Hopkins School of Advanced International Studies and Michael O'Hanlon, senior fellow at the Brookings Institution, are hoping to draw the attention of Bush administration policymakers.
They are circulating their suggestions within the Bush administration.
I got upset when I heard US brass saying that we must keep Iraq as one nation, years ago. Think again.