Tidbits for Political Junkies with Short Attention Spans & Hearty Appetites


Wednesday, April 14, 2004

Fixing Iraq

Steve Gilliard has it right:

The cold hard fact is that if we have to wait for John Kerry to be elected, there won't be an Iraq to make policy for. No one, not pundits, not policy makers, realize[s] that events are moving rapidly against us in Iraq. There are no secular politicians to make a deal with and the longer we remain, the worse the war gets.

First, the CPA needs to begin direct negotiations with Shia and Sunni clerics and the Kurdish parties on a handover of power. Let us admit who runs the country and lets cut a deal with them. We need to work out some kind of legitimate transfer of power under UN mandate.

Read the whole thing, here.


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